Without difficulties, life would be like a stream without rocks and curves – about as interesting as concrete. Without problems, there can be no personal growth, no group achievement, no progress of humanity. But what mattes about problems is what one does with them.
"You need to learn who you are and what is best for you, not what is best for everyone around you. Martyrs are cool and all, but then they die and can’t be a continuing influence in the world.
You will get through this. Don’t put a smile on to get through it and don’t try to fool people into thinking you are always happy because that’s impossible. Be yourself and keep people laughing and smiling and care for people, but do that for yourself first.”