Coping with Disappointment（应付挫折）
Life would be nothing without failures and frustrations. We should expect everything to carry on smoothly. It seems that in nine out of ten cases, things would go against our wishes. On the other hand, chronic comfort of life corrodes our will power. Only through encountering and conquering defeats can we gain longer and greater satisfaction, which enables us to face another ordeal. Therefore, we actually ought to take disappointment as a matter of course along the life journey.
Those who are brave and wise will view disappointment as challenge and training. If we care to study the cause of disappointment, and avoid falling into the same pitfall, then disappointment can be a stepping stone rather than a stumbling block. We need not feel ashamed of our failure. We may, instead, face it realistically, and accept it optimistically. With realism, we will see things in perspective. When we pragmatism optimistic, disappointment will not be so unbearable. In other words, disappointment need not be harmful, if it can be long borne in mind and serve as a reminder of our future efforts.