One concept that I will not only remember, but do my best to implement over the next five years and beyond is my knowledge of the fact of how resilient humans can be. This applies from children all the way up to old people. I have had bouts in my life where I felt like stress had swallowed me whole. It would make it hard to think, move, and even listen to and play music; one of my very favorite hobbies. These vary in length and are often times concluded with the realization that I have had a pretty easy go at things thus far in life. Not that I haven't heavily exerted myself in order to accomplish desired goals, but I am given the opportunity to reach targets that I want to reach. The things that I do in this life have been geared towards bettering myself while of course keeping others in mind. While realizing this I look at experiences others have faced, whether it be a child an adult, that i haven't experienced. I have never lost a dear friend or close family member, nor have I witnessed heavily traumatic event. And many of the people who have had such experiences struggle, yet still find a way to bounce back and live life with a positive outlook. Certainly some don't overcome this so easily, and many who have suffered a real rough patch struggle from post traumatic stress disorder. And that is always a possibility, but I am determined to transcend that. So what I guess I am really trying to get at is the knowledge of this human capability, to press on when "the going gets rough", should apply to me even when I someday do come across a somewhat traumatic event. I don't at all look forward to it, but I know I'll manage to get through it.
Over twenty years ago, longer than I've been alive, my moms brother was involved in a life changing car accident that sent him into a coma then a wheelchair fort the rest of his life. She and her brother are very close, and I have never seen her break down in remorse on his account since I've been around. I'm sure she struggled for some time, but she has kept trucking with the matter since as long as i can remember. She and her parents are extremely resilient.
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