The deep desire of our culture is to escape difficulties and avoid all pain . Trials hone , and without honing , our edges dull . The sad fact is we would rather be distracted then disturbed . We have it upside down . When we are disturbed we have a genuine opportunity to learn something about our selves . To avoid the pain of the present will ensure it will be suffered in the future . There is no escaping the consequences of a life half lived . Avoid a difficult talk with lover , spouse , or friend ; ignore your true calling for comfort and safety ; evade a duty and the ensuing ease will prove short lived . Truth suppressed festers . But pain seen in the light of perspective reveals itself to be a gift . It is pressure , and only pressure , that turns the lump of coal into a diamond .
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