"One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must 'keep fighting' and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position, you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve. If someone is not aware of this contest and expects otherwise, then constant disappointment occurs. People who fail sometimes do not realize that the simple answer to everyday achievement is to keep fighting. Health, happiness, and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life -- but what we do about what happens to us"
(George H. Allen, Reader's Digest 1991 - unsure of the page number).