Reconciling ourselves to the world/life/the way things are is our life-long work. It is the Sisyphean Task, and the core of the Hero's Journey. We never complete it, we always continue it. Thinking, "Now we have done it at last," merely sets us up for "Here it comes again!" All the stages of life are marked by different ways of having to reconcile ourselves to how things are here/now. How many here/now's can you experience before you encounter the requirement of having to grow up some more again? We never get used to it, but we can look forward to it-- in a "I wonder what will be asked of me today?" kind of way. Whatever it is, we channel Sisyphus again, trudging to the bottom of the hill to roll the rock up the next hill, in a landscape of infinite hills-- hero's never running out of dragons to slay. It is the way. If you can come to terms with that, you have it made, embracing your lot of endlessly proving your mettle some more again.