How did the speaker overcome the "why me" feeling in lesson 1?

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In this lesson, Stockdale is kind of feeling sorry for himself because he has been shot down.  This makes sense given how bad the conditions are in the prison camp.  But he manages to get over the feeling.

The way that he does this is by thinking of people in the past who have had to deal with situations like this.  The one he specifically mentions is Job from the Bible.  Job was afflicted with all sorts of problems, and he manages to get over the "why me" bit.  So Stockdale thinks of Job and people like that who have undergone similar experiences.

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