Problem Solving and Adversity

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In everyday life people are often faced with new challenges they have never faced before. Some of these people rise up to the occasion and fix the problems, others continue do live with what ever is confronting them. As Horace, a roman poet states, "Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant." Horace says these words in describing the way people react when faced with challenges in life. Those who are never faced with adversity are never challenged and therefore never have to reach deep from within to solve or help the problem. Adversity brings about unknown talents and strengths in people they may not have known they possessed. Adversity causes people to discover new ways of overcoming a problem. In the book, A Raisin in the Sun, the Younger family face adversity when it comes to Mr. Lindner's attempts to keep the family from living in an all white neighborhood. Mr. Lindner's bribes threaten the family's values and nearly tears the family apart. The family faces this challenge with strength and deny Mr. Lindner's proposals. A Raisin in the Sun is a great example of overcoming adversity by banding together in a time of difficulty. The family became strong a unit instead of separate as they had been before the difficult circumstances, which shows how people can change in order to conquer adversity. When never faced with adversity people become languid and wasteful. If never faced with a challenge people are not forced into action in order to discover their potential. Paris Hilton, heiress to Hilton Hotel fortune, exemplifies a person who has never been faced with adversity. Hilton enjoys money she herself has never earned or worked for and uses it for more selfish acts than beneficial means. If faced with problems Hilton would buy her way out of them instead of revealing her inner strength that may be hiding behind an easy life of no challenges. In conclusion, adversity is bittersweet in...
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