And the severity [of the trial] will come to an end, so do not prolong the calamity [by being impatient].
Before [the advent of] electricity, he would go out every moonlit night to read. And in winter, he would go out and sit between two steel barrels for protection against the cold!
He was extremely fond of knowledge, and would read extensively, such that when he was in his youth, he would read 800 pages a day, and read 2,000 volumes in the moonlight.
As a father, it is not your job to remove the thorns from the path of your child – out of fear they may scratch.