I have spent most of the week with some very clever Americans. Watching them come to terms with the consequences of Trump and the reasons for his election gave me hope for the future. They are being forced to think hard and dig deep, to deal with things that have been hidden or buried and need dealing with.
Similarly watching the UK Government fall apart feels like a clearing out, a cleansing, an opportunity to collectively step up to the challenges faced when those we had assumed were grown ups lose the plot.
Human beings have an amazing ability to adapt, to respond to adversity. Having it too easy for too long isn't good for us.
What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.