The mind-set all around us is relentlessly focused on the here and now. Are we happy right now? Are we comfortable right now? Are things going our way right this minute? If not, let’s quit what we’re doing and find something that feels better. This mind set is in my observation, the number one reason for bad choices that don’t result in the happiness so desperately sought, but just the opposite, it results in failure, irresponsible behavior, growing unhappiness, depression, and misery. The character trait of endurance is the ability to remain faithful, responsible, and positive in spite of bad times, knowing that things will change for us as God guides and blesses, because of our endurance.