Whether it be school, sports, family, friends, or even breathing, the struggle is real. I think we can all say that there are struggles in almost every aspect of our lives. “It is not what we read, but what we remember that makes us learned. It is not what we intend but what we do that makes us useful. And, it is not a few faint wishes but a lifelong struggle that makes us valiant.” – Henry Ward Beecher. The struggle is also real when you can’t remember the last place you put anything. My life is a mess when I am missing a folder or important information. Everyone loses something almost everyday. Loosing things are are a pain in the butt and often lead to big struggles that we often have to overcome later. Whether it be a small thing or large thing the consequences can be brutal. Just like Henry Beecher says, “… what we remember that makes us learned.” Often times the things that hurt us the most or have a negative impact on us help us to grow. These are the things that we also remember the most too. For instance, if you were to ride your bike without a helmet and your parents told you to where one because it is safer, but nothing happened to you, you probably would not where a helmet the second time either. However, if you were to get in a serious accident and break your arm, the probability that you would where your helmet the next time you go on that bike is significantly greater. Why? Because as humans, we have a tendency to not react until it is too late or insignificant. This struggle is definitely real and consistently reminds us that we are only human.
Also, just like Mr. Henry said “… but what we do that makes us useful.” As a people we can’t just “learn from our mistakes” like that famous saying says. We have to work harder to know our mistakes and do something about it. “Elevate yourself so that others don’t have too” just like my old coach in high school use to say. This simply means that what we do either builds ourselves up or breaks ourselves down. And, when we do that we effect the people around us. So, in the end it comes full circle. Whether you make it positive or negative is up to you.