If life were easy, we'd never grow.
Or so I believe is one of the messages that we can take from the Nietzsche quote:
"Human beings must be plunged into a constant struggle to realise their own capacity for power over themselves and the world".
I'm a big believer in the idea that we need to go through the bad times to appreciate the good. In this way, we grow as people, seeing what we can achieve when we put aside preconceived ideas of what the human race are capable of. The changes that we make within outselves when we struggle are those that we carry through on the next part of our paths. In that way, we have gained power over ourselves, simply by knowing what we are capable of and we also have the capacity to change our immediate "world" through being a stronger person that other people can choose to listen to.
The quote was supposed to be a short story prompt, but I couldn't get my head around it so I decided to blog about it instead.
So, in other words:
Accept that life is going to be hard at times. It is how you emerge that makes you who you are