From 40 on 2 Posted on Sat Mar 9 22:16:33 PST 2013
1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc.,
especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
We all get discouraged about lots of things. Jobs, health, relationships, can all turn sour and leave us wishing we'd been born rich and smart instead of just handsome. And the vicissitudes of life can