In life we all suffer from misfortunes which leave us discouraged , tired and no will to go on with life. It is at times like these we have to find inner strength to continuing participating in life or we literally die an emotional or physical death. This is when we need our moral virtues of courage, fortitude, friendship, community and good character to get us through the difficult time. Here is a modern Aristotle ( Al Pacino ) in the twenty-first century teaching his pupil about these attributes.
Here are some more thoughts on how to participate in life when things look difficult.