Flying With Struggle Page 2Author: Byron Pulsifer © 2011
My Friend's Son
A case in point is a friend of mine who has a son who is now in his late twenties. It is not that he doesn't have a good paying job and a really nice house. Actually his house is a lot better and bigger than I ever had at his age. But, he is not satisfied with what he has; he wants everything else right now, not tomorrow, but right now.
And, what he wants is a bigger house, a fancier car, and all the newest gadgets that come on the market. There is never a thought given to the matter that he should work a little longer and save his money for there is comprehension that he shouldn't have it all. Maybe there is something to the point of view that says that we have spoiled our children to expect more than what they should normally expect and then expect all of these worldly possessions to keep coming their way when they move out and are on their own.
The Situation with My Friend's Son
Now, the situation with my friend's son is one where his son calls him and complains that life is difficult and that he is having a hard time getting what he wants. The discussion usually then turns to waiting a little longer and working to save money but this discussion usually ends with his son still being disappointed with his life.
Into each life must come the work, the sacrifice and the satisfaction from being able to provide for your family, but there is little room for just wanting when waiting, working and patience could get it done.
All Of Us Have And Need
All of us need a bit of hardship, struggle, learning to overcome obstacles, understanding perseverance, and developing an attitude that speaks loudly about accepting responsibility for one's own destiny.
Inspirational Quotes to Consider:
"When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out." David Weatherford
"It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities." Eric Hoffer
"Great things happen a little at a time." Mark Black
"We write our own destiny . . . we become what we do." Chiang Kai-shek
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