Life, if we could dissect and disseminate it, if we could but put it under microscopic investigation, would resemble the images seen on an Electrocardiograph.

 The graphical rise and fall of a heartbeat depicting the struggles we face each and every day. 
Ask yourself this question, why is it that when the linear progression on an Electrocardiograph goes flat, it means the patient is dying or dead? Medical professionals will no doubt answer promptly that, when the machine goes flat, it means the heart stopped beating.

So how is this relevant to our lives?  What lessons can we draw from this metaphorical insinuation? I for one is of the opinion that a life without struggle is no life at all. 

Struggle builds character, struggle strengthens bonds, struggle breeds optimism and hope for better days.  

Struggle is perchance nature’s sieving bowl, acting to separate the wheat from the chaff.
The French say, “A vaincre sans peril, on triomphe sans gloire.” 

To win without risk is a triumph without glory. 


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