*You think you want luxury and ease in life. Foolish child, what you hunger for is Meaning; work which will satisfy and fulfill your soul. The person who has found their love, their passion, has no desire to relax, stop or retire. If you want rest, you are lost, and still searching for your life’s work.
*When a child declares something to have been an accident, it means they were not intending to do something careless, and they don’t want you to be mad at them. How much of your own life will you describe to God as an accident?
In extreme youth, in our most humiliating sorrow, we think we are alone. When we are older we find that others have suffered too.