Are hard times in life a gift sometimes?
Has there been a hard time in your life that looked nothing like a gift but you look back on it now and realize it was a gift?
Not a gift exactly, but preparation for more stressful times in the future.
Hard times help to build-up the character. It produces patience and strengthen the character. During hard times we show ourselves and other who we truly are.
I believe life is ever learning in different stages.
Whether hard times or good life, it is always a lesson in life. We learn and teach our younger generations so they can avoid obstacles that we had faced. All these encounters are treasure to younger generations. We should embrace it and teach our kids.
I would say hard times are a gift because they teach you how to deal with future situations, good and bad. They prepare you for other times that may be difficult and stressful to you. They also help you learn about your inner strength and really find out what you can and cannot handle. And you never know, what you have been through can be a model for someone else to overcome. Then it is a gift to you and someone else.
Hi Renee, that's great insight about hard times.
I agree with Eunice. This is very insightful!
Life treats every situation in same way ,it depends on you whether you are taking it positive or negative. But for me, yes, because hard times gives us so many lessons and for the future it becomes gift from the hard time.
Hard times are gift if you are able to get through them and learn from the experience. Sometimes, going through hard times only makes you a stronger person.
Hard times are just part of life. They can be turned into gifts or into more hard times, such as resentment or righteous indignation. Obviously, the latter choice is not useful, at least not for the long term. However, we are free to choose.
When you're in the middle of them it doesn't feel that way. But once you're out the other side and have got some distance and a bit of perspective, then definitely, yes. How you deal with difficult times can make you feel very proud of yourself, or can teach you what not to do next time.
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