Dr. Michael Sperber writes: The art of living is the ability to use life’s inevitable adversities in a constructive fashion, exemplified, as Roland Merullo notes in his poignant essay, by the lives of Martin Luther King Jr., Mohandas K. Gandhi, and the Dalai Lama, among others. Shakespeare’s elder Duke, in “As You Like It,” expresses this when he says, “Sweet are the uses of adversity.”
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