Excerpt from Torontonensis, 1933, Vol. 35: The Year Book of the University of Toronto
You will know that the luxury of indulging one's sense Of disappointment and regret is futile and weak, and that there is always scope for choice and self-mastery. Many men have converted periods of disappointed hopes into opportunities for fitting themselves more adequately to play their part in the world when opportunity at length presented itself. You are living in the dawn of a great new era in human affairs, and the very necessity of adjusting your selves to new conditions may be the instrument for developing your characters and capacities.
I know that homilies of this kind must seem to you a poor substitute for more substantial prospects, and I am very conscious of the fact that they can be delivered with most effect only by those who are fully Sharing your troubles. Nevertheless, all human experience testifies to the wisdom of accepting the inevitable, of making the best of what cannot be helped, and to the high virtue of heroic courage and of a determination to think as clearly and act as wisely as we may when difficulties have gathered thick about us.
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