I've been told that some comments to this blog are being blocked by Google for ... well, whatever reasons Google has for doing things: but the salient point is, they are. Sorry about that. In place of the ability to comment I will give you the secret of life, as I heard it from John Marsden yesterday. Marsden is the man who wrote So Much to Tell You, the Ellie chronicles, and other teenage books.
The secret of life is to change your status according to the situation.