“A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world.”Atticus
When bad things happen, students have choices to make on how to protect themselves. Some choose to fight back against the people or events which caused them pain, thinking that they have the power to change the world into something better. Others recoil and focus on changing their internal attitude, hoping that by doing that, they can maintain happiness no matter what happens. The wisdom for what to do in different situations comes with experience.
According to Greco-Roman politician Herodes Atticus, personal happiness is the best defense against a cruel world.
Fighting back is the best way to deal with cruelty.
How do you stay happy in a cruel world?