Hardship and Prosperity: How Conflict Enriches Our Lives

By Christina Lewis. Christina, 26 is from Twin Falls in the USA, she is a freelance writer and a bartender. Please read her article and leave your thoughts and comments below.

Across time and cultures, it has long been acknowledged that our lives exist on a pendulum of hardship and prosperity, swinging from one end to the other throughout our journey on Earth. As many schools of thought have put it: there cannot be light without dark, good without evil, or joy without suffering. For some people, the scales seem arbitrarily unbalanced, weighing heavily in favour of prosperity with very little hardship. I used to find these anomalies a target of my envy, but currently find them to be the most p