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    Adversities Throughout Time In a world full of conflict and struggle, people of all ages must develop certain skills to thrive. At some point in their lives, everyone must adapt to face their own adversities in order to grow as a human. Richard Wright, W. D. Wetherell, and Allen Wheelis all have faced various hardships during their life that were all very different but lead to very powerful character development. Through girl problems, poverty, physical labor, and violence, these men were pushed from boys to become men. Once problems arise in someone's lifetime, their nature as humans forces them to change, and therefore develop positively. However, the way they reach that point varies greatly. Overcoming adversity from physical labor can be…

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    Adversity and hardships come in many different forms within our world today and everyone can experience them. Adversity can be described as difficulties or misfortune and some size of adversity can be dealt with everyday. I have experienced multiple situations that can be described as misfortune and have been able to overcome all of the obstacles thrown my way. An example of a difficult time I have experienced was the passing of my father. Although I have overcome the initial hit of this…

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    Overcoming Adversity The best part of writing this paper was recognizing all of the adversities I have overcome lately. This paper and speech is one of the few things I really have to worry about. I live a great life, surrounded by my family and friends, and have more than enough of what I need. It is a blessing to know that I am overcoming adversity at this moment, because one of my fears is giving speeches. It’s not only getting in front of the class that bothers me, but the process of…

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    Overcoming Adversity Becoming a successful engineering student is my main goal in college, specifically always having a great grade. But unfortunately, there are different kinds of barriers that always keep me from achieving that goal. College is full of these barriers, and there is no way to avoid these challenges but to actually confront them. One of my current adversity is not being skillful in math. Back in elementary and high school, I did not take math really serious. I usually slack…

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    I have played football since I was six years old. Football is associated with violence for some, but I look at it as a lesson. Some of the most valuable life lessons that I know and use came from football: from taking pride in what you do to always having room for improvement no matter how good you are. The biggest life lesson that has always stuck with me is overcoming adversity. Out of all my years of playing football, we have never gone undefeated, and I have always faced the adversity of…

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    From watching her fight through this difficult situation, I gained additional perspective on overcoming adversity. I observed my mother giving her all every day. During her sickness she continued to participate in life and work around our home. I always loved my mother, however, after this experience, I respect her. She maintained grace, poise, humility, and a selfless love of her family throughout her ordeal. Her example taught me it is best not to worry about obstacles I cannot avoid;…

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    As the prominent philosopher Thich Nhat Hanh puts it, “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear…” (Steen “Adversity Quotes”). In other words hope aids in overcoming adversity because it makes the situation bearable. Othello in Othello by William Shakespeare, Hester in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Huck in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain exemplify adversity. Adversity means overcoming misfortunes through hope and learning…

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    There have been a lot of changes comparing to high school and I’m still in the process to figure everything out. During my first year, I’ve participated in the API scholars’ mentoring program to seek for academic help from upperclassmen. Yet, due to the fact that no one in my family has been to a U.S. college until now, I lack necessary advice when it comes to taking classes and major planning. In additional to these struggles, 2016 has brought a series of adversities for me and my family. My…

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    I do deal with adversity; it may be a unique kind of adversity, but this particular adversity truly depicts my lifestyle. Every human being proves himself or herself through some sort of competition, whether it is a sport or any particular game. Uniquely, my type of adversity is not the game or the sport. Although I play the sport of tennis, I’m welcomed with an entirely new situation that has differed me in the tennis society. At the crack of dawn, I rise up out of my hotel bedroom, nervous…

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    William J. Clinton once famously stated, “If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity not how it affects you.” I find this quote to be very true based on my upbringings and experiences throughout junior year of college. As I sit here writing this essay and I can ruminate on the person I once was when I first entered Hampton University to the person I am now. The growth is amazing. I have truly blossomed. Back…

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