If life was fair, I’d have everything. This is almost the story of every person. Now imagine if life was actually a bed of roses, every other person would be ruling, no one would know the meaning of fight, and winning without fighting is tasteless. Undoubtedly, ‘Life is not a bed of roses’ but that does not mean we can’t make it a bed of roses. Similar is the meaning of this topic ‘If Life gives you lemons, make lemonade’. This topic depicts a hopeful and optimistic attitude towards life.When dealing with difficulties, every man thinks he is the most unlucky but little he know that every individual has to face problem in some course of life. Every problem contains a solution too, right? And in this case, the only thing that rejuvenates man, makes him courageous and empowers him to face the challenge valiantly is hope.
Alexander pop has rightly said ‘Hope springs eternal in human breast’. It is human nature to always find opportunity in adversity. I am playing a game and fail to pass the level, the only thing that does not let me become pessimist is hope that I have many chances left and this hope continues till the last chance. So is with man’s life. He tries to bring golden opportunities out of life even in face of misfortunes until the upheaval is gone.
Human history is full of such adventures in which physical, mental and geographical hindrance failed to impede the ways of courageous and dedicated people on the path of success. Such individuals laughed in the face of adversities and defeated the demons of negativity, failure, and stagnation for they knew if there are obstructions in life so are the panacea to overcome these obstructions. Socio-Economic, political, scientific and technological development emphatically praises man’s abilities in turning lemons into lemonades. This proverb asks you to find positive in everything even when life is not going your way and we have examples of so many optimistic people to follow in this matter.
Life without limits is an autobiography of Nick Vujicic, a young man born without limbs. For being different, people made fun of him, taunted him and he grew up fighting with his disorder all life. But he actually made lemonades out of lemon even in so many adversities. Instead of leading a depressed and low-spirited life, he preferred a meaningful life that could not only bring delight to his life but in others too. He started his non-profit organization ‘Life without limbs‘ and became a public speaker who gives everyone a message today that no matter what happens, there is always a hope and meaning in life. This example shows that one way to make lemonade out of lemons is by remaining grateful, calm and most of all hopeful.
Fredrick Douglass, an extremely influential personality of history, was born into slavery. His childhood was filled with atrocities but instead of moaning about his life, he decided to not let any other person live such life. He defies the ban on teaching slaves to read and write and became a slave-breaker. He was an incredible orator, a man with brilliant knowledge hence he used these qualities to do whatever he could to turn his sour life into pleasant and worth living. Now that’s what people call turning adversities into opportunity. He did not give up but embraced little intimations which were the source of hope.
Stephen Hawking is the most celebrated physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. He is the symbol of courage for so many people who think life is not fair. Mr. Hawking is suffering from motor neuron disease. He is paralyzed and communicates through a “Speech Synthesizer” yet he has achieved such remarkable success which is dreamt by many. Stephen Hawking’s own words brighten the world of opportunity as following
I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
There is no doubt to the fact that we all have a spark in ourselves. This spark is powerful enough to brighten our lives, to pave our ways to success, to achieve the unachievable, and to be role models for the generations to come. The necessary ingredients which make this spark a torch, that illuminates the gloomy path and shun the darkness, are determination, fortitude, courage, and persistence. If you think you are devastated, all hope has turned into ashes for you and you are the most unfortunate person, look at the life struggles of the people stated above. We have ample to learn from these people. Their achievements speak substantially for the potential possessed by the human beings. It is never too late to start again, just have faith and confidence in your abilities.
Each of us has the potential to laugh in the face of adversities, to find the blessing in disguise and this potential, my fellows, is the prerequisite to turn the lemons into lemonades.