“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors”

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors”. The proverb means that the difficulties we face in our lives help making us strong and able. Narrate an event form your life which was very difficult to go through but you have learnt something significant and profound from it. Explain in what ways you are different how as a result of that event.


Life has many up and downs. It is not easy to live an easy life, at least you will face a difficult situation once in your life time. This is the beauty of life as it is a good teacher which teaches you practically by just involving you in a difficult situation. One of the events everyone has to face in their lives is their school life. It is difficult for a child to go against his\her will and accept a daily boring routine. 

A child, who is not matured to understand the important of school, is always thinking of playing. They unaware of the coming problems in their life and they do not have the skill to fight with the problems. They in their only small world consist of small things. And after that the time comes, when life put them in a long difficult and boring process.

I can still remember the days when I do not want to wake up early and my mom was always forcing me to wake up. It was difficult to sit in class during lectures because they were boring. I was always waiting for the last bell to ring so that the teacher will stop and I could go home. It is not finished yet, after taking the lunch a big monster was waiting for me and it was impossible to escape from home without doing your homework. Majority of the times you have to sacrifice your playing time for your homework and studies. And the routine repeats every day until the Great War starts, known as exams. We collect our weapons and prepare for it and after sometime everything will start all over again.

It seems like I was in jail. Then, a time comes when era of school came to an end and you have to leave it in order to go to college. At that time you hope that you could still be in school because till then life teaches that sleeping for long is nothing just a wastage of time. You realized that those boring lectures were greatly enhancing your knowledge. The monster was the trainer, which trains your brain to work in a proper way. And the war, which I was thinking is useless, was telling about me about myself that how much I am capable of.


As a child, I was thinking schooling as a way of torture innocent children. But now I realize that it changed my way of thinking and gave me a goal to achieve. This process taught me the techniques to deal with a problems and it aware me that there are still big problems I am going to face in my life and I don’t frighten of them because I know the way to deal with them and know that life has something there for me to learn also.

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