Just because there is an easier route does not mean that you should take it.
If someone’s being hard on you, he’s probably hard on himself as well. You can choose to be affected by it or you can see it with compassion.
When a setback happens maybe that’s exactly what you need.
Knowledge is a key remedy for fear. The more we understand the less fear we create.
Basing your view of the future solely on what happened can be misleading. The future might be totally different from your recent experience.