Essay about The Human Spirit: Resilience

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The human spirit is a metaphor to some and a reality for others. The human spirit is a combination of hope, will, perseverance, and strength. The human spirit can be one of the most powerful things in the world if used correctly and by the right people. A human spirit can be put through trial after hurdle after trial and, although scathed, it will persevere.
The human spirit is very resilient, I can be broken but not easily. Here is an example of one such story. Ildefonce Mungemanganga had been attacked, murderously beaten and left for dead. His attackers had tried to decapitate him, and they had very nearly succeeded. Instead of a neck, there was a gaping abyss, his lungs visible through the opening and his trachea severed. He was still
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The human spirit is a metaphor to some and a reality for others. The human spirit is a combination of hope, will, perseverance, and strength. The human spirit can be one of the most powerful things in the world if used correctly and by the right people. A human spirit can be put through trial after hurdle after trial and, although scathed, it will persevere.
The human spirit is very resilient, I can be broken but not easily. Here is an example of one such story. Ildefonce Mungemanganga had been attacked, murderously beaten and left for dead. His attackers had tried to decapitate him, and they had very nearly succeeded. Instead of a neck, there was a gaping abyss, his lungs visible through the opening and his trachea severed. He was still able to breathe because his trachea was exposed through the hole between his head and his chest, allowing oxygen to flow into his lungs. However, even that would not have been enough to keep him alive had the machete penetrated a millimeter deeper: as it was, it had missed his two vital carotid arteries. His face, too, was mutilated: the entire face smashed in. (White 1).
This is one of the experiences in this vignette about the resilience of the human spirit. This whole vignette is about the Rwandan Genocide of April 1994 in which 800,000 people died for not being the same tribe as the population. The Tutsi (slaughtered people) and the Hutu have had ethnic competition and control disputes for as long as they have been around and the Hutu