I tell my students who are concerned about the times in which they are beginning their adults lives and careers that greatness comes from great adversity.
Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, rose to greatness by emancipating the slaves, a divisive issue that eventually claimed his life.
FDR, a Democrat, was elected and reelected to four terms as president during two major wars and one ten-year depression.
When the current virus “pause” ends, life will not return to exactly the way it was because time has moved on – a year so far and counting.
But adversity helps us know and appreciate ourselves and presents a golden opportunity to be great.
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