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Struggle is not necessarily a bad thing...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nizebaby, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Quoting my own thread here but without apology.

    What do you think?
     
  2. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I think that this is shown in research. Some stress is required in life.
     
    border_walker and Jamvic like this.
  3. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Bugg3r research What about common sense?
     
  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Depends - not all the time - it wears you out.
     
  5. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Emotional responses about an emotional response?
     
  6. Owennnn

    Owennnn Occasional commenter

    I think the importance must be on the degree of struggle.
    As a teacher, I've always found to have more respect for students who fight and scrape to achieve an A, than those who can waltz in after little/no revision and comfortably get the same grade, generally those who fight for their grades will end up doing much better in life having built the character and attitude they need to succeed.

    Struggling and striving to achieve is admirable, and of course builds character, however being denied opportunities, that others can easily achieve, despite working as hard as possible against the odds can also sometimes be detrimental. Struggling to afford food, or housing, or to pay the bills is a struggle that I feel nobody should have to live through.
     
  7. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    Is struggling a good or bad thing? Who knows?

    This is the story of an old Chinese farmer who lived many years ago.

    He had one old horse that he used to plough his fields. One day, the horse ran away into the hills. Everyone said, “We are so sorry for your bad luck.”
    The old man replied, “Bad luck, good luck, who knows?”

    A week later, the horse returned with a herd of wild horses, which now belonged to the old man. Everyone said, “We are so happy for your good luck!”
    The old man replied, “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?”

    While his only son was riding one of the wild horses, he fell off and broke his leg. Everyone said, “What bad luck!”
    The old man replied, “Bad luck, good luck, who knows?”

    One day, the army came to the village, and took all the strong young men to be soldiers for the emperor. Only the old farmer’s son was spared, because he could not fight with a broken leg. Everyone said, “What good luck!”
    The old man replied, “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?”
     

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