I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
Talk about learning potential. Y'ain't seen nuthin' yet. Right now we're learning fiscal sanity from a profligate government, the comfort of peace from a warmongering government, the soundness of gold-backed money from the scrip-printing Federal Reserve, and the joy of freedom from the government chains around our ankles. And yes, it's OK not to be grateful.