Rav Gedalia Meyer of the Temple Institute addresses the fact that things happen and we react. Sometimes we act predictably. Sometimes less so. Sometimes our reactions are appropriate. Sometimes not. Sometimes our reactions to what is happening around us are so profoundly irrational and self-defeating that we question our own soundness of mind. Pharaoh moderated his reactions throughout each of the ten plagues, but his persistent "No!" to Moshe's demands reminds us that a cool head and a clear headed recognition of the reality of G-d go a long way in making proper responses when things go awry.