What is adversity?
Adversity is the same thing as a hardship, it applies difficulties, trouble and misfortune. Everyone deals with adversity at some point in their life, it’s apart of life. Adversity reveals the essentials of life and the luxuries. Hardships makes one a more mature and powerful individual. Even kids experience adversity sometimes, no matter what type of adversity it is, it can be with friends, family, school, etc. In the poem “Place Matters” the author Clint Smith is a teacher and he talks about what his students go through at a young age. Here are a few examples in the poem of different adversities:
Jose has to eat fast foods five days a week because his mother is never home to feed him.
Olivia has to grow up without a father because she watched as he was shot two feet from her front porch and she’s afraid to do anything now.
- Brianna has a landfill in her backyard, just because of the way her yard is people judges her and thinks she’s just trash and isn’t worth anything.
An example of someone who faced adversity and overcame those hardships is the singer/actress Miley Cyrus. Before Miley Cyrus changed who she was she was a sweet, and innocent girl named Hannah Montana. Everyone loved her and she was a great role model for so many years, but a few years after being a disney tv star she became Miley. She was tired of being called a goodie-two-shoes, so she began to do bad things, because of this she faced many hardships along the way. First, when Hannah Montana began to change her personality to more of a bad girl and became “Miley Cyrus”, people began to hate on her, they always called her names and told her she has become a bad influence on children. Second, her family didn’t like the change she was making and it started to come between her and her family’s relationship. Third, she used to have a ton of fans, but her changing changed their perspectives on her and she lost fans over time. Not long after she changed, Miley’s step-mom said “'I’m hoping that she...doesn’t do so many things that are that bizarre. I don’t think the crowd would be so forgiving again if she did anything else that was really offensive.” She didn’t want miley’s change to effect her talent. Even though Miley was going through hardships she still adhered to her career and overcame those hard times when people were going against her. Some ways Miley overcame these adversities were:
Not letting people stop her from doing what she loved.
Bouncing back after she was upset about everyone hating on her.
This is a picture of Lexi Youngberg!
Lexi still does track even though she lost her leg, her injury isn't stopping her from what she loves to do.
This is a picture of lexi during a soccer game on the bench resting her leg.
What are long and short term goals?
Wondering what is the difference between long and short term goals? Here is the difference between these two goals. A short term goals is a goal that you want in the near future meaning this goal can be achieved within 12 months, maybe this week, this month, maybe even today. A long term goal is a goal that you want in the future
that’s further away. Long term goals can’t be accomplished within 12 months, it is required time and planning. Some examples of short term goals are:
buying a new house
taking a class
Some examples of long term goals are:
recovering an injury
getting better after losing family member