Quote of the Day:
“Little minds attain and are subdued by misfortunes, but great minds rise above them.” Washington Irving
Meaning of the Quote:
Great minds are able to overcome misfortunes but little minds are succumbed by them.
Discussion of the Quote:
Life is not a bed of roses. Misfortunes are a part of life. They will come when they will come. However, the way you handle makes all the difference. Once you are able to learn and grow from them, then you will not be subdued by them. However, if you attain them and become subdued by them then there will be no growth and experience gained.
Misfortunes cause you to lose your strength and your vision and this can cause you to lose your way. This can result in many health issues if not properly handled. If there are misfortunes, there must be means to overcome them. Also, get the lessons from them and be better and stronger as you continue on your journey.
There will be fortunes and misfortunes in life. You have to possess the strength to hang in there and realize that misfortunes are temporary. Therefore, you have to have the courage to deal with them and not to lose yourself.
It is important to have a positive mindset because it is necessary to overcome your misfortunes. More, importantly, “As long as you can savor the humorous aspect of misery and misfortune, you can overcome anything.”
I appreciate your time and your comments.