Every time that illness or misfortune enters my life, I think about the Stoic philosopher, Epictetus, and his teachings. The Stoics believed that suffering was part of life, and should not be mourned or even considered in the daily struggle. Epictetus espoused the Stoic view of the ideal condition for a human being—to be aware of, yet immune to, the bruisings of fortune—to lack all dissatisfaction with anything about the world, to be disappointed by nothing, and to achieve an impersonal point of view. We all tend to express our dissatisfaction with negative turns in our lives; but, as Epictetus showed us, that solves nothing, and should not be a surprise. Be immune to misfortune. Embrace it. It is the human thing to do.