The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
The differentiating attitude of Winners is their exceptional ability to look at any situation and come up with novel ways to make it better, using their expert touch and value add innovation. While the losers live in their past glory, the winners move on with life - perfectly in sync with present, and always striving to create better future. Winners are those visionaries, in my view, who never quit.
The echo began in some indescribable way to undermine her hold on life. Coming at a moment when she chanced to be fatigued, it had managed to murmur, 'Pathos, piety, courage -- they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value.'
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection that one is prepared in the end to be defeated and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one's love upon other human individuals.