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Will he accept also some disappointing, unpleasant, but inevitable occurrence just as calmly as a fortunate and pleasant one? Yes, he will, perhaps a little sadly but not sadly enough to disturb his inner peace. But knowing that the event itself is caused neither by the arbitrary fiat of a personal God nor by the chance deed of his own self, he will seek to understand its derivation and to trace the current of causation back to its source.

-- Notebooks Category 13: Human Experience > Chapter 1: Situation > # 335

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