Useful Struggle

Question: Do we have to fail and struggle in everything before we achieve what we want?

Answer: Yes. Our perception of reality is built on contrasts. We can’t recognize one thing without its complete opposite. We would not know hot without cold, sweet without bitter, love without hate.

And this is the same with achievements, fulfillment. We can’t appreciate anything without sufficient effort invested in achieving it. A victory “stolen from the jaws of losing” is much sweeter than an easy win.

Moreover without failing first and then succeeding through correcting the failure, we would not have both sides of the coin, our success would not have the full justification, merit without knowing the “other side”.

As wise sages wrote, “there is no righteous in the land who does good and hasn’t sinned before”…


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