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“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others”, says His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

When the super cyclone hit Orissa, Prashant became a leader and rendered emergency services to hundreds of his villagers. Based on your reading of the chapter ‘Weathering the Storm in Ersama’, write a paragraph on the topic : ‘Adversity is a Better Teacher Than Good Fortune’.

Answer

Adversity is a Better Teacher Than Good Fortune.

There is no doubt that adversity is a better teacher than good fortune. Under the greatest adversity, there exists the greatest potential for doing good - both for oneself and others. Adversities often push us into new direction. The greatest advantage of adversity is that it shakes us out of our complacency. It brings before us greater challenges and teaches how to deal with them. It gives a ‘wake-up call’. So every adversity is an opportunity and not a curse or punishment. Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all, but the things that cannot be tom, that we see ourselves as we really are.