The joy of life is to be found not by evading life’s sufferings but by grappling with them to the finish. True happiness is not born of escape; ecstasy based on delusion does not continue. Enlightenment comes from seeing the truth, no matter how unpleasant it may be.

Stories of Hope

Another Way of Seeing Things

Arnold Toynbee

Historian Arnold Toynbee dared to challenge stereotypes of people and cultures—and was fired from London University as a result.