I suppose that the best that can happen to us is to overcome assorted misery. The worst that can happen to us is not to learn from it. Some of us learn. They cease being leftists and hippies, and find that American spirit of the Yankee Clipper captain.
It has always been so that when people are tired of being imprisoned, they find a place of freedom, where they may live in harmony.
God Bless America.
I wish everyone felt this way, but they don't. Here is one proven example for your perusal.