[Having Bad Experiences Sometimes Helps; It Makes It Clearer What It Is Youshould Be Doing. I Know That Sounds Very Pollyannaish But It's True. People Who Have Had Only Good Experiences Aren't Very Interesting. They May Be Content, And Happy After A Fashion, But They Aren't Very Deep. It May Seem A Misfortune Now, And It Makes Things Difficult, But Well—it's Easy To Feel All The Happy, Simple Stuff. Not That Happiness Is Necessarily Simple. But I Don't Think You're Going To Have A Life Like That, And I Think You'll Be The Better For It. The Difficult Thing Is To Not Be Overwhelmed By The Bad Patches. You Mustn't Let Them Defeat You. You Must See Them As A Gift—a Cruel Gift, But A Gift Nonetheless.]

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