Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch wrote: "Suffering is a great teacher. Suffering teaches you the limitations of your power. It reminds you of the frailty of your health, the instability of your possessions, and the inadequacy of your means which have only been lent to you and must be returned as soon as the Owner desires it. Suffering visits you and teaches you the nothingness of your false greatness. It teaches you modesty."