The “Hope” for Discontent

Feb 5, 2024

“From time to time…

I hope you will be treated unfairly because you will come to appreciate justice.

I hope you will suffer betrayal, because that will teach you the importance of loyalty.

I hope you will be lonely so you will appreciate freindship.

I wish you some bad luck so you understand that your success isn’t always completely deserved, and that the failure of others is not completely deserved.

And when you lose, I hope the winner will gloat over you so you appreciate good sportsmanship.”

From a commencement speech by Hon. John Roberts, June 2017