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In numerous components of our lives we must overcome many difficult challenges such as financial and political hardship danger and misfortune The statement suggested by the Roman poet Horace that adversity helps us build a better character that would not have been built otherwise holds true and can be supported with evidence from historical figures and events including the Great Depression Lincoln Winfrey Tubman DouglassOne that has to undertake a financial hardship often struggles and most of the time tends to surpass the situation The generation involved in the Great Depression for example had to endure severe economic hardship The stock market collapsed and many people in the various industries lost their profits and businesses The generation didnt just give up Instead the president helped create the New Deal a series of economic programs to help speed up recovery and the people of the generation lifted their spirits and patriotism in order to get back on track Eventually the plan worked and America was back up and running like normalMisfortune another form of adversity helps strengthen an individuals emotional stability In 2010 my sibling snapped and broke his left arm President Abraham Lincoln was unfortunate to be born with many disabilities like loose joints and a very thin body Lincoln did not allow these weaknesses to stop him from accomplishing the goals we praise him for today He overcame his misfortune and became a great president Another example is the famous Oprah Winfrey When she was a child she had been born to unmarried parents that separated shortly after her birth She did not become a desperate child Instead she relied on faith from god and now she has a respectful and wise character and is a multi-millionaire Her character was completely transformed because of the misfortune she encounteredDanger is another form of adversity that helps builds a persons overall character For example Harriet Tubman an African American slave had to dangerously escape from
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