This quote comes from the film Good Will Hunting. It first affirms that you’ll have bad times. To go through life without anything bad ever happening is simply impossible. Even from the perspective of a baby, there are “bad times”. It’s a bad time every time they want something and their only way to communicate it is by crying. Therefore, if bad times are inevitable, the only thing that can change is how they’re perceived.
This quote challenges us to use bad times to wake up to the good times that are often ignored. It challenges us to appreciate anything and everything, big and small. The more we start to appreciate, the more we’ll realize there are far more good times than bad.