Nietzsche's obsessions with hardship and trial as paths to enlightenment, just like Homeric and Eastern mythology's, are very much in the spirit of agriculture. And if agriculture has a grail--an odyssey of tribulation and effort--it's organic fruit.
I spend a lot of my emotional, mental, and creative energy at the intersection of acceptance and resentment. Obviously, what this AA quote states are universal truths that are not merely about recovering from addiction.
I started reading romance novels in college at my mother's insistence (long-ish story). As a student of women's literature, she declared that I couldn't legitimately receive such a degree without reading the most popular and profitable books by women, for women, about women.