How to Deal with Adversity (The School of Life)

How to Deal with Adversity (The School of Life)

by Christopher Hamilton Author

Facing adversity, especially when it occurs too often in your life can sometimes make you feel like the unluckiest person in the world. But in How to Deal with Adversity, Dr. Christopher Hamilton shows us how to take on a new perspective toward adversity. Instead of feeling frustrated when experiencing a struggling chain of events, it is important to also view these struggles as resilience among life's challenges. Adversity is something that affects everyone, but what it comes down to is how we handle it, and to recognize how it makes us who we are. 

No matter how insulated we are by wealth or friends, we can all expect to undergo some form of loss, failure, or disappointment. The common reaction is to bear it as best we can-some do this better than others-and move on with life. Dr. Christopher Hamilton proposes a different response to adversity. Focusing on the arenas of family, love, illness, and death, he explores constructive ways to deal with adversity and embrace it to derive unique insight into our condition. In How to Deal with Adversity, offering examples from history, literature, and science, Hamilton suggests how we might recognize it as a precious source of enlightenment, shaping our very existence.