“[Zeus] puts mortals on
The journey of understanding.
And made this the powerful law:
We learn by suffering.”
Learn by suffering? There is no hint of suffering in those college and university brochures. Understandably. Just smiling faces inviting others to be part of their family, their safe harbor, their new home. No images of failure, upsets, disturbances, adversity. No depiction of the intellectual and emotional scrimmage for our toughest match – life, and its incessant gauntlets testing how well we can regulate our inner thermostat and rebound from the disagreeable.