Quick! I just told you a story about something bad that once happened to me or a problem I’m having in my life. What do you do? A. Tell me about a similar bad thing that once happened to you B. Tell me how sorry you feel for me C. Tell me things could have been worse D. Tell me how to fix it If your answer is any of the above, then congratulations! You’re doing it all wrong.   Recently, I’ve been talking a lot about my upcoming back surgery, because people are very fond of asking soon-to-be college graduates what their future plans are, and mine involve having my spine fused. When people ask me, “So how are the grad school applications…