“Wherever a person can live, there one can also live well; life is also in the demands of court, there too one can live well.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.
To live ‘well’ is to be clear about your values and to live by them. The pragmatism required of the situation need not prevent you from living by your principles and values. You still have the power to choose your attitude in these circumstances. If the circumstances are so intolerable that survival itself is in question, then your needs and values will determine your fate.
What do you choose to make of your life today? Live well!