If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.
What a mistake to suppose that the passions are strongest in youth. The passions are not stronger, but the control over them is weaker. They are more easily excited; they are more violent and apparent, but they have less energy, less durability, less intense and concentrated power than in mature life.
Most of us would be upset if we were accused of being ‘silly.' But the word ‘silly' comes from the old English word ‘selig' and its literal definition is ‘to be blessed, happy, healthy and prosperous'.