“I hope that you will always speak the truth boldly, saying what needs to be said no matter whom you’re addressing. When it coes to championing a just cause, you must never be cowardly, never fawn, never try to curry favor.”
NEVER allow yourself to be spoiled, for that way inevitably leads to defeat in life. You must deepen your faith and polish your life while studying and experiencing repeated struggles.
BUDDHISM is primarily concerned with victory or defeat. Life is a contest. In a contest you can only win or lose; it must be one or the other. If you lose, no manner of excuses will make up for it. Complaining will only make you unhappier.