Sweets are The Uses of Adversity
This proverb was first used by Shakespeare in his famous work As you like it. This saying carries in itself a complete philosophy of life. It implies that true happiness cannot be achieved by just sitting at home. A person has to earn it by the sweat of his brow. Non-favorable conditions often bring out the best in man. He learns to ward them off by using all the tools he has in his possession. These tools could be cither his brain, his money, his physical strength, or his friends. Adversity is a great teacher, It teaches a person the value of hard work, compassion, sincerity, and above all humility. A person may be living in fool’s paradise all his life and may not know the true colors of all his well-wishers. It is only when the times are adverse and the person is in dire need of help and guidance that the actual qualities of people around him come to light. In this way, adversity teaches a person to distinguish between right and wrong. One must therefore not curse one’s destiny if one gets more than his share of hardships, who knows it could be for one’s own good.