“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going” quoted by Joseph. P Kennedy, don’t believe it right off the bat. Life isn’t a bed of roses; it is a mixture of happiness and tough times. And sometimes there are more sorrows than joy. It is just another way to tell you that “life is a bed full of thorns” or that “life is like a battlefield”. In other words, it is like an endless ocean and we are sailing in a boat where, amid is its vastness. No matter how despondingly we want to touch the shore but all we see is water, far and wide.

So, let me take this opportunity to pose a question to you, don’t you think it will get hard for us to survive in this lifeless voyage? But we have to do it regardless. And not to pop the heavenly bubble, it is true. Sometimes it’s not we who are the reason behind all the agony in our life, but that doesn’t mean we’re also the saint.

Life is full of moments of joy, pleasure, success and comfort punctuated by misery, defeat, failures and problems. They are the two sides of the same coin. Likewise, there are always two ways to look at a despairing situation. Some say adversity is that great part of life which leads you towards the successful future which makes you capable enough to bear the any and all crisis while traveling through the different stages of life in order to make one stronger, both mentally and physically. Hard times are like washing machines, they twist, turn and knock us around but in the end, we come out cleaner, brighter and better than before.

Others simply may not agree with this. But why is it so? Why do they not see it this way? I personally believe that for them this washing has been on spin mode for so long that it feels forever and they tend to believe that the rainbow after the storm will come, but after this forever is finished.

But I also believe in the fact that You will have better days, so who ever needs to hear this, yes times are bad, and they will get worse but just have a little faith. Make yourself stronger day by day. Yes, it is true that all that you are going through will not vanish into thin air overnight but over the time it will pass. Right now, these tough times may seem like forever, but forever is also a phase that will pass by. Just have a little faith! You are not alone because we all are in this together and will get through these despairing times.

Swar Vohra

[Grade 11 Science]

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