March 1, 2013 1:53 am at 1:53 am #608391Torah613TorahParticipant
Most of us sailed through high school and perhaps part of college. At what point did you realize that life requires more hard work than you expected?March 1, 2013 2:04 am at 2:04 am #933731BYbychoiceMember
Well no part yet,i have always been prepared for life to be hard. Through out school years all teachers said was it will be harder then we think….plus who said life would be easy??? If you really take some time ot think,you will see that you are only one person in one house in one city in one state on one world one world in the universe….we as individuals in the whole picture really should count for nothing,but if you keep in mind that Hashem put us here and teh whole world is worth being made for one person,then life doesnt get hard it just gives chances to excelMarch 1, 2013 2:08 am at 2:08 am #933732SecularFrummyMember
Once I really understood that 7 billion people are on this earth all looking for, more of less, the same thing. Not everyone can be happy… Luckily I was born with the predisposition of being an American-born Jew.March 1, 2013 2:38 am at 2:38 am #933733popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Most of us sailed through high school and perhaps part of college.
No, only the smarter of us.
At what point did you realize that life requires more hard work than you expected?
It doesn’t. I figure where I am, if I still haven’t realized that, I can conclude that it really doesn’t.March 1, 2013 4:12 am at 4:12 am #933734Veltz MeshugenerMember
For me the problem was the opposite. I was a big fish in a small pond, and nothing was worth working for because it was all small pond stuff. Not sure that I got out, but I think I may have.March 1, 2013 4:34 am at 4:34 am #933735wanderingchanaParticipant
I had to work hard to get decent grades in high school and I had to work hard to succeed in college. The pressure was awful. I wouldn’t want to go back to those days.March 1, 2013 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #933736WIYMember
If you want to succeed at anything in life you need to work hard (unless you are brilliant and naturally highly talented in that area). I honestly think many people in the frum community are not prepared for life. They dont tell us that life will be hard and I think the way parents coddle their kids and support them financially in kollel until they decide (at 30 or so to start working) is very bad for many people and fools people into thinking life is smooth and easy. Rant being short circuited.March 1, 2013 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #933737Luna LovegoodParticipant
It probably happens at some point in HS or sem/yeshiva when you are on your own and have to be more independentMarch 1, 2013 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #933738🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
in the frum community
in some frum communities. I don’t have a single person in my circle who either does or could do that. Maybe you mean ‘in wealthy frum circles’ or ‘in tristate frum circles’.
Forgive me, I don’t mean to be picky but people have lots of negative perceptions about frumkeit that are not valid globally and when posted online I worry that the negativity will be reflected on Judaism itself.March 1, 2013 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #933739OneOfManyParticipant
(unless you are brilliant and naturally highly talented in that area)
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”March 1, 2013 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #933740ThePurpleOneMember
i think i just realized in the last few months when life is to be taken seriously, and not.. sometimes it just good 2 ttly not study for a test and hav fun instead.. its all part of making healthy life choises and disicions.. we havta make these same choices when were married w kids.. just on a larger importance scale..March 3, 2013 2:19 am at 2:19 am #933741Torah613TorahParticipant
Ouch. I meant to write the opposite of the title.
Oh well, interesting responses nonetheless.March 3, 2013 4:22 am at 4:22 am #933742shnitzyMember
Wow. Ouch is right. Can you elaborate yourself on it a little? Wanna see where you’re heading…
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