The Effects Of Suffering In My Life

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I will never forget that night in the middle of January 2012. It was snowing outside and it was freezing. My house, however, was very toasty and cozy. While I was in the living room working on a Social Studies project for school, my younger brother was watching Phineas and Ferb, his favorite TV show at the time. My mom was cooking dinner for the family and my dad wasn’t home from work yet. At 6:15 P.M., the home phone rang. My mom went to answer it and saw that it was a call from India. She answered it and her life took a tragic turn. It was my aunt calling to tell us that my grandmother, my mom’s mother, had died from a heart attack. My mom immediately burst into tears. She couldn’t believe it. She couldn’t process what had happened. “There is no possible way,” she thought. I ran over to her and tried to solace her. I had never seen my mother cry before. Does this suffering make an individual stronger or does it just make him or her more depressed and sad? No matter how awful and horrible the situation is, I believe that in the end, however, suffering has overwhelmingly positive and life-changing effects. …show more content…
It could be a friendship, it could be a romantic relationship, or it could be something as simple as being a family member. These relationships could be close, but some could just be "Oh, I know that person. I 've talked to them a couple of times". Strong relationships are a necessity in life. Everyone needs somebody so they can talk to, have fun with, and make long-lasting memories with. Suffering can enhance relationships, making them stronger and more passionate. Those who suffer, “become… more comfortable with intimacy, so that they had deeper and more satisfying relationships” (Taylor). Spirit in the movie "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" and losing a loved one show this positive effect of

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