Essay about Overcoming Adversity

Submitted By ethannicotra
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Forrest’s Strategies to
Overcome Adversity

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One of Forrest’s main strategies for overcoming these adversities was mainly running. That is what he was told to do so he just ran, he may not of been the brightest kids but he could run. He was told by the one who he loved dearly to run from when he was a kid, to a grown man still running from his problems.

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Since he was brought up by learning to run away from his problems, he thought it was normal to run away instead of facing them.

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Forrest Gump’s Problems

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Forrest Gump is an unique child who faces problems like every other kid but also faces different adversity's because of his intellectual disabilities. Forrest's disability is that his development has been delayed until he turned around the age of 8.
The hardships that he had went through was being bullied growing up for having braces on his feet which stopped him from running properly like everyone else and also being different mentally. Forrest was also abandoned by his one and only friend Jenny Curran (his one and only lover). Overcoming AdversityForrest Gump

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get”.

What Forrest Learns

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Even though running away from your problems isn't the best idea, it worked for Forrest who escaped from being bullied by kids, teenager, running from war and also after being abandoned by his true love he went for a run for 3 years. Just because he didn't know what to do but run.

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What I learnt

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What I learnt is to never run away from my problems and I to take it by the horns and solve it then and there and not wait for them to just stop. I also learnt that no matter what scenario you are in, just be happy and calm and you will get through this because sometimes we may be studying for a test and…