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Striving

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

"All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today."

~Pope Paul VI
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NEELIXNKES 11/14/2012 4:33PM

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MCJULIEO 11/14/2012 11:47AM

    True dat.

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KASEYCOFF 11/14/2012 9:19AM

    Having to struggle raises awareness - which to my mind then raises appreciation for what we have.
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PATTYKLAVER 11/14/2012 7:23AM

    We do appreciate more the things we work for.

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CLPURNELL 11/13/2012 9:19PM

    Very True!

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1MANKNEY 11/13/2012 6:04PM

    We do tend to value what we earn. I noticed how much better my children took care of the bikes they paid for themselves than the ones they were given.
Butterflies that are helped out of their cocoon and chicks that are helped out of their eggs often don't survive. They needed that struggle to get strong enough to live.

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NESARIAN 11/13/2012 4:25PM

    We learn best through adversity and gain strength for our struggles. Thank you for pointing this out. Puts a different perspective on my journey to thrive!

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OLIVIANIGHT 11/13/2012 3:48PM

    I've often tried to explain this to my Mum when she feels bad about not buying me and siblings whatever we wanted whenever we asked for it. Now, thanks to her, I know the value of money and that owning 'things' isn't the be-all and end-all.


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BLUE42DOWN 11/13/2012 2:20PM

    Struggle also makes us appreciate our own ability to overcome and what we gain so much more.

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PMFISH 11/13/2012 2:01PM

    So very true! You can tell by the mentality that has encompassed our society. Gimme, gimme, gimme! My parents always told me, anything worth having is worth working for. I am still working and hope to be able to until Iam called home.

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