Camels, Cars, and Hard Times
NOTE: The following was written by Emine Fougner and posted on LinkedIn on January 29, 2021
They asked the founder of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid, about the future of his country, and he replied: "My grandfather was riding a camel, my father was riding a camel, I was riding a Mercedes, my son was riding a Land Rover and my grandson is going to ride a Land Rover, but my great grandson will have to ride a camel again... ′′
"Why is that?" he was asked.
′′Tough times create strong men, strong men create easy times. Easy times create weak men, weak men create hard times. ′′
I completely agree with the Sheikh's assessment: Many will not understand it, but you have to create warriors, not parasites... Life's difficulties, challenges aren't there to wipe you out of existence, but to make you stronger.
Remember what Rumi said: "If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?"
So, if all you can do is crawl, start crawling.
Written by: Emine Fougner, International Best Selling Author: Romance Genre in English & Portuguese – Echoes in Eternity January 29, 2021