When some people suffer, they complain about their situation. At the opposite extreme are people who have developed a philosophical attitude toward suffering and do not even feel it. The proper Torah attitude is to utilize suffering as a reminder to improve oneself.
(Rabbi Simcha Zissel of Kelm - Chochmah Umussar, vol.2, p.62; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.244)
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