It seems to me these 3 'curses' are so ambiguous they could be construed to mean whatever suits us. Fortune cookie wisdom.
As opposed to:
-NOT living in 'interesting' times (we do), or
-NEVER coming to 'the attention of authorities' (how else to get a promotion?), or
-NOT finding what I am looking for (really speaks for itself), I'll take my chances with these 'curses' every time and twice on Sunday.
Where can I find a good Chinese mystic?