OlderWiser is correct. Sometimes the only way to instigate learning is through adversity. I recently read Imaculee Ilibagiza's book, "Left to Tell" where she spent 3 months crammed into a tiny bathroom with 7 other women in Rwanda while the killers outside were hunting for her. Before this incident, she writes that she was having a pretty normal, hum drum life. She was planning to get married, have children, and just live. But now, after surviving genocide, she is an ambassador for peace.
I know someone who is living a very balanced existence. Nothing terribly bad ever happens to him and nothing terribly good ever happens either. He is growing more slowly than others I have met who have faced down some terrible trial.
Erin Pavlina, Intuitive Counselor
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