it, we can see events sub specie aeternitatis--that is, "'neath the guise of eternity"--a toothache will not seem such a colossal disaster.
Since this is, as I believe, an orderly and a moral universe, we are penalized, no matter how we regret them, for our derelictions. Learning from experience, we should be able to reduce our mistakes, as we grow older. In any case, suffering should strengthen our character. It unquestionably forms it. Unfortunately, excessive suffering may deform it. However, "whom the Lord loveth, He chasteneth." One who has not suffered, I believe, is an incomplete character. The chastening process should lead to self-control. Menandar said, "The unchastened man is not disciplined." Nothing in my opinion is more