Life, from birth to death is literally an unbroken chain of ever-increasing, unavoidable struggle. The education that we receive from the struggles we face is cumulative—we get it a little at a time from every experience along life’s journey. Someone once said, “That which does not kill us makes us strong.” I find so much truth in this quote. I have had struggles on top of struggles which have caused me to hit a wall, but I always bounce back stronger than ever.
Struggle toughens the human spirit. Most people try to go through life following the path of least resistance. They fail to understand that this philosophy is what makes rivers crooked—and sometimes does the same for humans. Without the strength of character that grows out of struggle, we might be sorely tempted to flow through life without a plan or purpose.