Life is Difficult
“Life is difficult,” says Scott Peck, and the sooner we accept that the better. The idea that life should be all sunshine and light is unrealistic. Many people consider that they have a right to happiness, but when things go wrong, they have no way of dealing with it or processing it. Maybe part of the problem is that this generation focuses on their rights with little or no responsibilities. We must lay aside the presumption that we are entitled to a happy and easy life. However, life owes nobody anything. To have a meaningful life, we must each learn to accept that life involves the good and the bad, adversity, and blessings. It is this combination that causes us to grow and develop character. If life is always smooth sailing, we learn very little, and we fail to prepare ourselves when life becomes hard and difficult.