Many people find themselves in situations where they must either accept what
has given them or find a way to move up in the world. In my opinion,
may be pragmatic in some cases, it is still better to at least strive to improve your
as it can usually be
to some degree.
On the one hand, the vast majority of people are unable to drastically change their
and acceptance of
fact will make them feel more satisfied with their lives. The best example of
would be those people living in dire economic conditions. Recent research puts the Democratic Republic of Congo as one of the poorest nations on Earth, both due to a lack of developed infrastructure and internal strife in recent years. For a person living in a small village, ravaged by war or famine, it would be cruel to suggest that they should find a way to improve their lives when it might simply be impossible.
people may feel they are better off accepting that they cannot make any changes to their
at the present moment and just focus on their own survival and that of their family. These situations are
do exist around the world in various countries, particularly if they are at war or experiencing a severe economic downturn.
, few would dispute the
the most difficult
can make their lives better through continued effort. Instances of people who worked hard and became successful abound in both developed and developing nations. Some relevant examples of
are the postwar situations of countries like Germany, Japan, and South Korea. All those countries were devastated by war to greater and lesser degrees yet they are all
economic powerhouses. In Japan, World War 2 left their population depleted of workers, a deep national debt due to reparations and infrastructure reduced to rubble. By not accepting their
they were able to become leaders in technology through notable companies like Sony, Nokia and Toyota. The efficacy of the individuals who had to work hard to improve their lives is reflected in the overall progress of the country and should serve as an example to all war-torn nations.
To conclude, there are very few situations where it would be advisable to simply accept an unhappy
because hard work over a long period will pay off to some degree in the vast majority of cases. By having a more positive
more likely that your efforts to make a better
will be rewarded, while a more defeatist attitude is likely to reduce your chances to make changes in
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