Friday, May 20, 2005

Setbacks

Our ultimate strength as human beings is not measured by our success but by our ability to endure setbacks and loss. And I've had my share of those, though I understand in many respects I've been luckier than some others. However, to remain stoical in the face of adversities has never been my forte. I wish sometimes I was of more phlegmatic temperament than of my choleric one, that is, quick-tempered and of very strong emotional reactions, with an unability to remain detached and abstracted, but that's the price I have to pay for being involved and an active participant. In other words: bite the bullet, baby.