Sweet are the Uses of Adversity”

When a man is doing well, he feels that the world is all good and pleasant. He hardly knows what suffering is or can be. Everything seems so rosy and cosy in life. But when one falls into adversity, one has to gird up his loins and face the realities, stand up to them and to fight them through.very cloud has a silver lining’ that is how a saying goes. Adversity Suffering and Poverty has also its advantages. Suffering brings out in man’s character his capacity to endure; his strength of character and his self- confidence.

When a man is doing well, he feels that the world is all good and pleasant. He hardly knows what suffering is or can be. Everything seems so rosy and cosy in life. But when one falls into adversity, one has to gird up his loins and face the realities, stand up to them and to fight them through.

There are some who would just surrender to sorrows and lose all courage and whine and weep they are the chicken hearted persons who crumble and crash with the little pressure. They hardly deserve to be a man. Those who stand up to face the misfortune are men of faith and fortitude they have faith in themselves and faith in God they know that even the worst turns into the best.

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Life is a story of ups and downs that is how they take the moments or the period of adversity. Adversity also puts to test so many things. It puts to test your friends too. Prosperity wins friends, adversity tests them. True friends are those who would keep up their closeness even during the period of adversity of their friend.

Thus, adversity has its own ‘Sweet uses’ it puts to test a man’s own character; his courage and his confidence in himself as also it puts to test the world around. Life’s path has ruggedness too and that also has its lessons to give; if one walks on that path for some time and thereafter reaches the golden goal, how pleasant does that seem. One judges the goodness by contrast.

If the clouds are not dark the flash of lightening would not is dazzling. Misfortunes make the return of fortunes look so pleasant these are sweet uses of adversity.

A man often falls on evil days. He then generally curses his lot. False friends, that are many in number, may at that time of adversity will desert him. But the man in adversity should not lose heart. For to rely on others is to build on sand. One should really on one’s good right hand. For self-help is very often the best help.

In difficulty or crisis, the latent or sleeping powers of a man are evoked and called into play. With this awakened power, he can struggle hard to overcome his misfortune. Were he not in adversity, he would have no idea of his innate capacity and latent power. Scarcity of sugar during the War made the discovery of saccharin possible. Therefore, adversity is a blessing in disguise. Only during crisis, a man should not lose patience but carry on boldly and resolutely. Indeed, adversity has an effect on the character of a man.

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