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The Rigors of Life

Last updated on February 9, 2023

Life can be a harsh mistress and it constantly reminds us that time is fleeting. From the moment we leave the comfort of our mother’s embrace, we must learn to forego the security and peace of being cared for, and embrace the challenges of the world.

As we go to school, we leave behind the carefree days of childhood, and must spend several hours a day in the classroom in order to prepare ourselves for the future. Then, as we enter military service, the comfort and leisure of life are a distant memory, as we find ourselves working long hours and standing guard, unable to get a full night’s sleep.

When we finally strike out on our own, we face the greatest challenges of all – providing for ourselves, making ends meet, and ensuring our safety and well-being. And when we grow old, life can become even more demanding, with health problems and the need for constant care.

But despite all these challenges, life remains a precious gift, one that we should cherish and make the most of each day. Whether we are young or old, we must always strive to meet life’s demands and overcome its obstacles, so that we can live fulfilling and meaningful lives.

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