Why Do People Face Hardships?

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Of the influential people in the world, many tell their backstory to the public. These influential people describe some of the adversity and hardships they face before becoming prosperous. Many usually face hardship, but not all yet they develop some of the same talents. In society we are taught that anyone can overcome difficulties if they have motivation and initiative and this ideal is valued and promoted among people. There is truth in the claim of the Roman poet, Horace, that adversity forces talents to develop that would not have otherwise if an individual did not face any hardships. To begin, the problems and issues that people face shape the person they are or their skills. In The Hunger Games, a fictional novel, Suzanne Collins writes about a girl who faces starvation and is trying to survive in…show more content…
Frederick Douglass was a former slave who became a an abolitionist and reformer. Douglass supported equality among all people and gave speeches supporting the cause. Douglass himself has stated “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Douglass talked about reforms and abolition of slavery throughout his life after escaping slavery but just his speeches alone did not get the government to pass laws eliminating the practice. It was not until the Civil War that President Lincoln abolished slavery. Until the 13th Amendment, African Americans were slaves and considered property. African Americans had to endure through much torment before they were able to be free of slavery. About a hundred years after the Civil War, Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent leader in the Civil Rights movement that was a continuation for African Americans’ fight towards equal rights. Martin Luther King used civil disobedience as a tactic to protest and gave speeches. Through resistance and protest Martin Luther King was able to make advancement in the Civil Rights
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