Tough Times Require Tough People

Uranta Emmanuel By Uranta Emmanuel, 29th Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Life is a struggle from cradle, a battle. To conquer is to persevere, never giving up to all the challenges life throws on our part, for the strong character required to withstand the heat can only be forge through experience of trials and suffering.

Tough Times Requires Tough People

There are times we pass through very rough patch in life; times doubts in our ability and capacity to turn things around creeps in; moments when problems tends to weigh us down so much that we lose focus and motivation to carry on. At this point, hope dwindles dangerously so fast and it is a well known fact that in life a step away from hope is a step toward death. This point i call the 'obscure night'. Many who lacked the strength of character to reverse their situation lost their way by embracing suicide, drugs, drunkenness etc as a way of escape. But this shouldn't be, for every man has what it takes to surmount the challenges that life throws on his path.
Life is a struggle from cradle; a battle. To conquer is to persevere, to conquer is never to give up to all the challenges, difficulties that life plants on our way. Adversity is not what we cherish, but it is ironically our best friend because it makes us stronger. To be tough means to develop a strong character and such a character can not be developed through ease and quiet, rather the character required to withstand the heat of life can only be forge through experience of trials and suffering. It is only then that we are strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
The bottom line here is that we should never quit the race of life no matter the circumstances. We should remember that it is when we are hardest hit that we must not throw in throw in the towel because you never can tell how close you are.

About Wars And Bloodshed.

Have you ever asked yourself this question;' why are am i here on this planet earth' I know that responses would differ depending on the level of our spiritual consciousness or our philosophy of life. To me, i have come to awakening reality that our existence here on earth is not and accident and therefore we all inhabiting this planet have a purpose. This purpose definitely is not about wars; it is not about throwing and planting bombs here and there maiming and destroying innocent lives and properties just to make a point; it is not taking undue advantage on the weak and the needy and it is neither about greed and selfishness for these things have brought misery and suffering in the world.
If mankind truly understand that all life is one, that life is sacred, that we are all bound together irrespective of race, creed or religion in interwoven maze of destiny,that everyman is an extension of his or her neighbor, then there will be enduring peace on earth where everyman and woman will live in harmony. And then wars, bloodshed, misery and suffering that seems to suffocate the world as it is presently will drastically be reduced if not eliminated.


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author avatar Uranta Emmanuel
Uranta Emmanuel is a social worker, a counselor, and presently works with the National Youth Service Corps in Abuja, Nigeria.

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
30th Aug 2011 (#)

I love a harmonious life amongst nations. Good perspective, Uranta. Best regard.

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author avatar Uranta Emmanuel
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you. I appreciate.

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author avatar Denise O
23rd Oct 2011 (#)

What a precious gift we are gievn, to walk this earth. I do think one too many folks just take it for granted, when they should be counting their blessings. Life was never promised to us, as a rose garden, we do have to take the bumps and I have found. When we do, we are better for it. Very nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Uranta Emmanuel
23rd Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you so much for finding time to read the write up.

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