Always found him to be quite succint in what he communicates. So while rummaging through some old blog posts from one of my now defunct blogs I found this excellent Benedict quote from the year 2010.
Even suffering is part of the truth of our life. Thus, trying to shield the youngest from every difficulty and experience of suffering, we risk creating, despite our good intentions, fragile persons of little generosity: The capacity to love, in fact, corresponds to the capacity to suffer, and to suffer together. - Benedict XVI
Very prophetic from Pope Benedict although perhaps he didn't intend it to be applied to today's 'Generation Snowflake'.