The Influence Of Adversity

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“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant” says the Roman poet Horace. Basically what he is saying is that facing hardships can play a role in developing one’s character. Although the process of adversity might not be pleasurable in the moment, I believe that whenever one experiences adversity, it will always leave them better off than before. Adversity can be described as moments in one’s life that is especially hard, whether it is a portion of one’s childhood, adulthood, etc. Would it have been for successful people to be as successful if they hadn’t experienced adversity? The famous founding father Benjamin Franklin dropped out of school at age ten because his parents couldn’t

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