“No man is crushed by misfortune unless he has first been deceived by prosperity.”
So said Seneca, a Roman philosopher born in Spain one year before the birth of Christ. He believed that virtue alone was sufficient for a happy life. Regardless of whether you or I agree with him, it is an intriguing thought. He wrote much more, too, on how to live in a challenging world.
Enough said by me. For more, read Seneca.