I Adapt and Overcome

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    One Day A Fire Breks Out

    one day a fire breaks out, and everything is gone. You are homeless, with no where to go. So you walk, but do not know where you are going. You look for a place to sit, then you sit for a while. Its very cold. Coldest day of year. Yes this is real life not a story, oneinfant made...
    oneinfant oneinfant
    56-60, F
    Feb 17, 2012

    We All Can Adapt and Overcome.. Eventually!

    i think we all, as human beings have an innate ability to overcome what life throws at us, sometimes i think we forget that, well i used to anyway... all through my childhood i was shifted around from house to house (i use the term "house" loosely here!) and school to...
    roc roc
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 30, 2007

    Unsettled

    I have been thinking more of how I treat elements of my life as a vacation - I do put effort into my job and education, research and relationships, however I tend not to want to feel settled- feel that I require to be in a constant state of flux or otherwise I will grow...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 13, 2008

    Survival of the Fitest

    is actually survival of those able to adapt & overcome, deal with the change, rise above...do what it takes. adapting is one thing overcoming is the reward.
    RavenLee RavenLee
    46-50, F
    Sep 27, 2008

    I Finally

    After years of trying, I think I found my place. I'm not necessarily happy yet, but I'm content. If I keep moving in this direction, hopefully something good will be come along as well. I'm not happy, I'm content, but I'm moving forward and I'm better than I used to be...
    understandingjenny understandingjenny
    26-30
    Aug 25, 2013

    So Far

    I must have joined this group on a day when I was feeling stupidly confident.  Today I’m thinking ‘Yeah, but...’ It’s not as if I’ve experienced the worst life that has got to offer.  The worst is yet to come.
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Aug 23, 2011

    It's What Life Is About...

    Life is about being able to adapt and to overcome many tasks. I remember last year my part of the state in Kansas had gotten hit rather hard with an ice storm. Everyone in my little town had lost power. It had taken almost three weeks for the power companies to turn everyone...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX
    22-25, F
    Oct 7, 2008

    I have done so much, with

    so little, for so long, I am now qualified to do anything with nothing.
    withintent withintent
    46-50, M
    Dec 9, 2013

    How walking your dog can change your life One

    of the best activities you can do if you are a pet owner living in an apartment complex, is to take your dog out for a “pack walk” every morning. They need it and it’s a great bonding experience and exercise for all! A month into having my dog Loki, I was running with him...
    karunakat78 karunakat78
    36-40, F
    Apr 14

    The train plods forward on a heavy track.

    Click clack, click clack.Focused, determined, driven by passion.The whistle sounds with the pain of perseveranceThe engine of my heart will never die.The fuel of my spirit will never dry.My past in the background, love on the horizon.Hope always present, it's what I keep my eyes...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41
    41-45, F
    Aug 1, 2015

    Adapting And Over Coming Is Survival.....

    one has to learn how to adapt ad over come...things change so fast, and if you do not, you will be left behind. Sometimes it is a hard thing to do mind you, but it is survival, and without it, we would not survive!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 19, 2010

    Adapting

    Well traveling is a great way to find out how one adapts. Well it works, travel on the love of light and you shall find an ever great assortment of human Heavens to venture to. Oh Freemasonry, thank you for the Human Heavans. A-IO! We come once strong We arrive miracle We've...
    PureGoodSoul PureGoodSoul
    26-30, M
    Nov 21, 2012

    "With a little perseverance,

    you can get things done. Without the blind adherence that has conquered some. You can never surrender."The journey of my life has taken me to places I could have never predicted....some of them cold and dark, sometimes feeling very lost and alone. There have been moments when...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2015

    Adapt To Survive

    My psychologist once told me; "everything the mind does, it does in order to survive. Survival - such a strong instinct. We need to constantly adapt and overcome in order to stay alive. Survival of the fittest dictates that only those capable of adapting to their environments can...
    Lullacus Lullacus
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 9, 2013

    Makes 1 Stronger

    speaking from my own experience... i believe when some kind of adversity strikes, u can either adapt 2 it or u can let it bring u down.  when u let it bring u down, life will pass u by, but when u adapt 2 it, it makes u a stronger person and also u learn from the experience...
    LeftHook LeftHook
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 31, 2009

    This is the way to go.

    It is like getting in a car and driving when you master it.
    Babeondwy Babeondwy
    41-45, F
    Aug 8, 2015

    I'm not sure if this statement is entirely true,

    but it reminded me of a quote from one of my favourite books: "'To adapt is to overcome.'" This was said by G.T. Stoop, a key character in the novel Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer. It was said in response to the main character, Hope, saying "I'm adaptable." Hope Yancy is one of...
    Avotica Avotica
    22-25, F
    Dec 20, 2013

    Change Is Good!

    A part of me want to argue that some change is BAD, very bad! But, honestly, when I look back at all the horrible things that had happened to me in my past, they've helped shaped me into the person I am today. Although it was bad for those things to have happened, I learned from...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jul 27, 2009

    No Turning Back

    Vague as the nightfall And the songs of Rock'n Roll All the buildings shake in anger And in terror a nation stands in hunger "No" say it and save your honour Before your land is freed by a "Donor" "Yes" they often tend to say it so To their friends who are invited to go Friends...
    3omdomri 3omdomri
    26-30, M
    Jun 24, 2012

    Problems are prospective chance forebearances.

    Problems are teaching aides to find more of yourself. Problems are walls to climb over (or go to the hill and look over it!) Problems are never things to deflate you, or depress you.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    Nov 1, 2014

    We don't experience the world directly.

    In some way, we build up an image of the world and experience that. Our body, brain, and mind are already adapted to this experience, but sometimes we forget the difference between the image, and the actual... and sometimes we neglect the power of hope and learning. We can use...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi
    36-40, M
    Oct 21, 2014
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2015

    More Than Suffice

    Adapting has been a way of survival. Life has been wonderful and devastating and I have learned something from each experience.Many times I have stumbled, sometimes I have fallen, and often I was pushed. On more than one occasion, I have jumped. Thankfully, by a grace higher than...
    PrecariousMe PrecariousMe
    31-35, F
    Nov 8, 2011

    Been resistant to change

    for quite some time, and it's just been holding me back. I feel like i'm starting to come into my own as a person; don't want to be all pretentious and say i'm maturing or more of a man now, but I do feel stronger as a person. There have been quite a few struggles for me...
    misternobrain misternobrain
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 7, 2014

    It Works For Me!!

    I adapt in things I cannot change. But for things I can. I won't let go!
    tenderfoot1 tenderfoot1
    22-25, F
    Sep 16, 2008

    I Have Adapted And Over Came So Much

    Wowo looking back 2001 wow the changes ive over came leaving a abusive man of 20 years  getting into councling wow never dreamed i would be married i was getting clost to the age of 38 at the time and i just felted well guess theres no one for me and bam there he came back into...
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 28, 2011

    Since The Day I Was Born

    I was born with the cord tightly wrapped around my neck atleast a dozen times. The day I turned 9 months old i started taking seizures and took almost fourty that first day. About a week later i got my first pair of glasses. I am both near and far sided, only use one eye, and...
    thenewestdaughter thenewestdaughter
    36-40, F
    Oct 9, 2013

    Well, Yes

    Isn't adapting and overcoming a part of Life? Don't we all experience trauma and pain...in one form or another? And, don't those experiences alter the fabric of our characters? No matter who you are, there's bound to have been a time in your life where you've suffered. Its a...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 8, 2008

    I leaned to deal with a lot of crap I am 15

    yeah I have crap in my life I use to walk around with my head down but not anymore smiling Pulling a car with me but day by day the car is lighter and lighter
    Kellyfoster2000 Kellyfoster2000
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2015

    Roping A Deer

    Most of my friends know I am a hunter and fisherman. I am also a cattle broker along with my brother-in-law. So it was not a surprise to receive this letter from a friend. It is a great story on how to adapt and Overcome. I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer...
    Jones47 Jones47
    61-65, M
    1 Response Dec 24, 2010

    Problems should never absorb you.

    There is a saying, 'there's always light at the end of the tunnel' is sound reasoning. Freedom and liberty include from worry.
    Bourgault Bourgault
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2014

    I believe the best and easiest way to deal with

    any situation is to adapt to it. If you are broke, for example, make the best of it! If you have the food to get together, make it a dining experience! Find some fine orchestra music on YOUTUBE, light a candle and enjoy the meal. Instead of eating, you are now dining. BOOM!
    sunnyshellkitty sunnyshellkitty
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 10, 2014

    Well I'm pretty much homeless again.

    .. Moving from place to place at least... "Couch surfing" as it were. The first few nights were awkward at best, but I tried to make the most of it and hold onto a grateful attitude. I have some support, I'm not exactly on the street. I've done this before, learned to travel...
    Anonymouself Anonymouself
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Apr 1, 2014
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