Everyone in life has faced different obstacles, I mean when you’re brought up you learn that life isn’t a nice pleasant place. One of my favorite quotes of all time is by Sylvester Stallone who said, “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life.” Life is defined by how you advance past these obstacles that are put in your path. Look at the successful people life such as: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Mark Cuban, etc. All of these people have experienced failure or tragedy before making millions; however, they did not let this tragedy impair their vision of success. In my life I have experienced many tragedies much like everyone else in this world, but there is one tragedy that has affected the way I am today and the outlook I have in life. Earlier this year my grandpa had been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. For those who don’t know what pulmonary fibrosis is, it is essentially the scarring of the tissue in your lungs causing shortness of breath and making it hard to breathe. Now I was devastated by this obstacle in my life. I hated to sit there and watch him struggle breathing while just sitting in that unembellished hospital bed. The doctors told us that there was no cure for his disease, and that ultimately he’d have to fight. They did set him up
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Life is not always a straight path, and most of the time there are ridiculous obstacles in the way. Individuals handle life differently than others. Certain people handle problems badly, but others handle problems just fine. Some acceptable ways people overcome adversity is by embracing differences, having a positive attitude, and persevering to get through the obstacles/problems.
However, obstacles in your way to success, are what make your achievement more worthwhile in the end. Oprah Winfrey one of the most influential women in history is a strong example of this statement. She fought through so much to get to where she is now. In her words, her main struggle was poverty; her living conditions were harsh and she barely ever had enough to keep her going. However, if you ask her now she would tell you that it made her experience of creating success and building success that much more rewarding. The things that held her back are the things that eventually made her move forward. She would doubt herself and her abilities, but if it weren't for the few people in her life that gave her the support and the strength she needed, she might have given up. These things made her the brilliant and confident woman she is today. The obstacles in your life create character and change you as a
There have been many individuals who have found success despite adversity in their life. For my example I chose someone who has made several works of art: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, better known as Tom Cruise. Being one of my favorite actors, Tom Cruise has produced and starred in over thirty blockbuster movies including Top Gun, Oblivion, War of the Worlds and The Firm. The little known aspect about Tom is that he had a very hard life growing up. He was born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, to his mother Mary and father Thomas Mapother. Due to his father’s career, Tom was forced to move around very often, leaving him little time to develop friends or other relationships. At the age of 11 his parents divorced and he went with his mother
Michael Jordan once said “If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it”. No one lives an easy life, whether you’re wealthy or underprivileged. My life was filled with large obstacles that I had to get over in order to move on and succeed. The obstacles that I faced may not have been as difficult as someone else’s, but they were very troublesome for me.
When I was about 13 years old my parents told me, my grandpa had stage four colon cancer and was going to need treatment as soon as possible. He received radiation, chemo through an IV, and chemo pills to help remove the cancer. He drudged through the tough times so he could reach the quality ones. Sometimes when we go visit, he is sick from the treatment but he pushes through it so we don’t worry about him and so he can spend time with us while we were there. He eventually got his colon removed and the cancer was gone. Although the following year he was once again diagnosed with cancer in his liver twice and would have to remove the cancerous portion of it. We all knew it was getting tough for him to fight off the cancer but he continued to fight for his family and for my grandma. He discarded that cancer and was well for another couple years, until recently he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. When my family and I were told the news, it was very upsetting and emotional for all of us because he has been fighting it for so long and it just keeps spreading
My parents are from Mexico, they came when they were just teenagers. They found work wherever they could. I hear stories from my father about the first pair of shoes he ever had in America where some Chuck Taylor All-Stars, and the time he ever had a hamburger at whataburger and how he could finish it because of how massive it was. My mother tells me stories of her childhood. She talks about how her and her other siblings would work day after day in the fields they owned, how she learned how to be self dependant before the age of 10. When we go back to Mexico, everyone in the whole town knows. I can’t go anywhere without someone asking if i’m Miguel and Juana's’ kid.
What is some things most people live life without enjoying? Most of the time, it is the small things in life. Many people go through life focusing on a big grand picture but fail to enjoy the little moments in life that make them happy for just a second or will amuse them for awhile. In my opinion if you live life worrying about what people think about you, or changing your lifestyle to fit in then you are not really enjoying life. I know this to be true because when I first moved to Heath, I was trying to fit in with people and made myself more like them rather than show them who I truly am. I realized quickly that if they didn’t like me for me then they were not the people I should hang out with. When I got into highschool, I was acting more like myself and was enjoying the little things that made me laugh or made others laugh. That ranged from being able to crack a joke sometimes to even just enjoying the music in the library and dancing a little to have some fun. I really think that no matter what we do in life there should always be some time to do things that are just fun and they don’t have to be on a big scale of events.
Having to struggle through life with many difficult obstacles and problems. Not knowing how to get through the depressing and dark parts within life. This is what people go through on a daily basis, a lot happens during the course of a person's life. But how the actions taken on to becoming a proud and happy person is by the certain, specific choices and hard decisions that are made. This is shown in pieces of texts from the following poems. “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley and “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes both bring the deep thoughts together that nobody's life is perfect, everyone has struggles within life but there is always a way to get past the difficult times.
A meaningful life means find happiness in everything you do, it means enjoy and share time with your loved ones, and have a purpose in life. To find happiness, we must go through different tribulations and situations where life doesn’t seem to be so easy. Happiness is an art that can be learned, it describes a deep sense of inner well-being, peace and vitality. You must know that even from your worst moments in life there is something good to take out of it. If we really want to be happy we must be grateful for what we have, we must enjoy everything that has been given to us. We must remember that out there, there is people wishing or working hard for what we already have.
“ The time has come” mark 1:15 (For God so loved the world that he sent his only son to die on the cross for us, for all who believes will not perish but live to eternal life John 3:16) This is when I found out what it really means. I also found out who our real father is….. Do you know? statement
The ancient Egyptians were the first culture discovered to strongly value the relationship of an afterlife with regards to moral and evil actions. In contrary belief to being obsessed with death, the Egyptians held onto the outlook of living a just life. Being given the opportunity to live fruitfully in the post-mortem world, was an optimistic ideal in turn for people to appreciate life on Earth. Taking care of the land and crops in hopes for revival in the afterlife – which involves mummification – as opposed to the negative philosophies of other cultures (Casey 2013: 1). The evolution of belief in Osiris as judge of the dead, spanned thousands of years, from shortly before the Early Dynastic Period to the Ptolemaic Dynasty and is written about in Pyramid texts to the Book of the Dead. These sources reinforce the distress that comes with post-mortem judgement and presents the possibility of resurrection for all, not just solely to the King and his close circle, as otherwise believed (Budge 1973: 148). Egyptians aspired to interact with Osiris in the hereafter and did so by practicing rituals as well as living a vindicated life for hopes of living a righteous existence in the netherworld.
Some say life is a journey while others say it’s an ordeal and right in the midst of these contrasting opinions we struggle to find the true meaning and purpose of life. For good sixteen years of my life I also found myself sparing with this conundrum then one fine day I found these words in my tenth standard text book “I sought to hear the voice of God and climb the topmost steeple, but God said go down again I dwell among the people.” At that time I had no idea how these lines written by an anonymous would shape the trajectory of my life and be integrally pivotal to my career in medicine.
The question of, “How should human beings live their lives?” is a simple, but an exceptionally deep question that gives religions their meaning or purpose. Religion is not only something you believe in, but it is a matter that affects someone's daily life. Christianity is the religion I, and many others, are most vulnerable to in the United States. Even though my vulnerability to Christianity is high, I still find the appreciation of others as well. Buddhism has always been an interest of mine. Although it doesn’t particularly fit me I still find it to be an intriguing belief. These two religions are nearly polar opposites when it comes to answering the question of how human beings should live their lives.
A “good life” is an expression that is used to describe an ideal life for one to live. There are many different interpretations of what exactly a good life is. That’s what makes our country great, we’re all different. What may seem ordinary or peculiar to someone could be someone else’s aspiration or fantasy. As Mark Twain once said, “the two important days in life are the day you’re born and the day you find out why”. It is quite simple, this life is a game we endure, the journey begins the day we are born, but it takes time and experience to figure out the game. Whether it’s a janitor or a CEO of a large company has nothing to do with living a good life. Like Johnson explains in Unspeakable conversation, not matter if you’re big, short, intelligent, disabled or healthy everyone has a place in life and once YOU find it nothing else matters. Singer in Unspeakable Conversations agrees that disables people aren’t worth the money, care and emotional stress, but people are blinded by the actual disability itself. Disabled or not everyone laughs, loves, accomplish and succeed one way or another. Like disabled people, children in less developed parts of Africa might have different views on what a “good life” is, they vision the "good life" as having an education, a safe place to live, clean food and water, and a more promising future. People who life a good life in my opinion are ones that live a healthy lifestyle, motivations to accomplish and set goals to strive and help others.
Innovators throughout human history have all shared a common characteristic, which has been the ideological belief that if you commit yourself to the unthinkable, surely you will reach the unimaginable. Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, Steve Jobs, and various other distinguished scholars understood the importance of never letting adversity destroy the potential for creativity. Our brief moment in this world to shine leaves behind a narrative for every individual. My life revolved around the presence of failure, which brought birth to a beginning of enlightenment.