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Strenth That Comes From Adversity And Difficult Situations

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Everyone has some inner strength which needs to be found. It could not be located unless there is a vital need for it. A boy who cannot even walk properly can run as fast as any other if he is running for his life being chased by an animal. Adversity brings out the true strength of a person. Although in some cases a person becomes so tensed that he gives up, but in most cases difficult situation brings out the best a man can offer. Many of the famous personalities sought strength through adverse situations. There are examples of children who, under difficult situation, found courage to change their lives. Countries like Japan held no place in the world, yet they sought strength through the ...view middle of the document...

She tells of the difficulties she has passed through; but despite the hardships and difficulties of her situation, she also expressed her optimism and positive view of life. In the same context, another example is that of Malalah Yousafzai. When Taliban started banning girls from going to schools in Swat back in 2009, she was among those girls. At that time, she wrote a diary named "Gul Makai" for the British Broad Casting (BBC) website. She wrote about the circumstances going on in Swat valley in her diary and the difficulties they are passing through. When her educational career was at threat and she found herself in the most difficult situation of her life, her true potential was awoken. She became a symbol of strength and hope for all of humanity. From the above examples, if both these girls have not passed through the harsh realities of life they would have been just like the normal girls, but those difficulties sprouted their true strength, their true potential.

One can also find physical strength through the difficulty of situation. Adversity gives one an opportunity. Many famous sportsmen became the player they are today because they were facing the burdens of life. They tried all their power to overcome those obstacles, and in that struggle they found their true capabilities. They found the hidden player inside of them. Michael Oher, the famous American football player, is such a sportsman. He was born in Tennessee and had eleven siblings to whom his parents could provide little to no support. His father was frequently in prison, and mother was addicted to crack cocaine. As a result, he was in and out of foster homes and frequently homeless. He also performed poorly as a student, repeating first grade and second grade and attending eleven different schools during his first nine years as a student. Under such circumstances, he had no hope of survival if he had not found his hidden potential. It is truly said that one could do anything if one put his mind to it, and when it is the case of one’s survival, one’s whole attention is focused at one point. Just like this, Michael Oher, in order to survive the harsh conditions of life, focused all his energy towards one thing and found his strength in football. He became the top football prospect in the state of Tennessee, which led to multiple scholarship offers from Division one schools.

It is said that there is strength in numbers and when a group of people under difficulties come together, it is true that united they are stronger. It can be seen in the history of Japan after Second World War. At the end of the war, Japan’s economy was in ruins. Two of their major urban and industrial cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, were completely destroyed by nuclear bombs. Their transportation network and agriculture sector were destroyed due to which they were unable to provide food to the people. Under such dire circumstances, Japanese found strength in unity and hard work. They started working twice...

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