Sunday, July 26, 2015
Putting Life in Perspective
Shackleton faced so many uncertainties during his journey and lived in a constant state of being in the unknown. You often hear people talk about how my generation seems to be lost and faces so much uncertainty and it really puts it into perspective for you when you read something like what Shackleton faced. Yes, times can be hard and there are many challenges in this world from school to getting a job to social injustices to changes in cultures, but when you look at the grand scheme of things, we have it very easy. I will be the first to admit it’s hard to look at life that way sometimes. I didn’t have money for college; the only reason I was able to go (this is my last class) was because I worked a full time job in order to cover at least some of the cost. I worked very hard to move up within the company I work for and when I wasn’t busy with that I was doing my best to learn and complete my courses. None of that was easy, and I know many other students who had it far worse, but when you read stories of survival like this one and the courage and strength it takes to get through that when there appears to be no hope, its very humbling.