People through ups & downs
Wise people stick to sound fundamentals through ups and downs.
While flighty feel react emotionally to how things feel. Jumping into things when they are hot and abandoning them when they are not. Bad times coupled with some good reflections provides for some of the finest lessons. One has many friends when they are up and shun losers. True friends are the opposite. I got a lot out of the bad times, not just because they gave me mistakes to learn from but because they helped me find who my real friends were.