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try to practice restraint in responding to all provocations.
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The answer is that as much as the influence of being around the yeshiva made Rebbe Yehoshua great, it was also the influence of having a mother who was willing to sacrifice herself to bring him there every day, who showed him the importance of being Jewish, of having the right values, of being in a positive Jewish environment.
Jewish education is not just the technicalities of learning the alphabet and the multiplication tables.
His ethical discourses, many of which have been published in English, are considered classics. They then assume that these feelings are facts: since they feel discouraged that is a "proof" there is no hope.
But feelings only represent a person's present state of mind, they cannot predict the future.
The Talmud answers: When Rebbe Yehoshua was born, his mother set his baby carriage outside the Yeshiva.
This little baby was exposed to lots of Torah scholarship from a very young age.
They can ask themselves: "Do my present feelings actually prove that there is no hope? There is never absolute proof that your situation will not improve.