If the object of a man’s desire is good when he first conceives it, it doesn’t automatically become bad at the moment when he discovers he can’t have it.
Pretending that we don’t really care about our unrealized desires is an ineffective and unhealthy strategy for coping with failure and disappointment.
We must own our failures and disappointments with self-honesty, dignity, and an uncompromising dedication to following the truth wherever it leads.
This process of being committed to reality is not a fatalistic concession.
It’s precisely the opposite.
It’s the recognition that truth, even when it hurts, is a transformative agent that will generously lend its power to anyone who’s willing to fully embrace it.