What are the reasons behind the difficulties in life?

The bank statement read 20,000 INR.

You were overwhelmed at the possession of such a hefty amount for the first time in life.

“Cut your coat according to your cloth”, your mom cautioned.

Ignoring the advice of your mother, you went on a binge shopping spree.

You wanted to buy everything possible that your curious eyes could glance at.

Needless to say, you went broke towards the end of month.

You happened to realize the Himalayan blunder you committed all this while.

You, unfortunately had to sleep with an empty stomach with only water and noodles at your disposal.

Lying down on your couch, you analyzed the difficult situation that you had just encountered and realized your mom was right.

The difficulties of life enhance our Psychological Resilience.

Psychological resilience is defined as an individual’s ability to successfully adapt to life tasks in the face of social disadvantage or highly adverse conditions.
Adversity and stress can come in the shape of family or relationship problems, health problems, or workplace and financial worries, among others.

Again, a research conducted by psychologists from the University of Exeter have identified an ‘early warning signal’ in the brain that helps us avoid repeating previous mistakes.

What are the reasons behind difficulties of life?

You will only value money when you are broke.

You will think twice before trusting someone, when you are hurt.

You will value your academics only when you have failed.

You will learn to make peace with solitude only when there are no friends left.

Difficulties, therefore, teach us lessons that we wouldn’t have learnt otherwise.

As stated above, they make us strong and wise enough to steer past many of these difficulties.


Sweet are the uses of adversity.

If we are meeting for the first time,

“Hi! I am Dibakar Dutta, the Psychology Geek

Thanks for reading my story.