Tell Us: Why Is Life Harder for Some?

Denise

Tell Us: Why Is Life Harder for Some?

Denise
My parents met a friend of my brother's last weekend while they walked through the center of our town. (Actually, they met him as they crossed the railroad tracks in our town's center which always makes me nervous. Actually, that they walk through town makes me nervous but that's my issue. They like to walk through town and I have decided to keep my worries about their unsteadiness checked while keeping my cell phone on.)

My brother's friend gave my parents an update about other friends, especially one who's wife died young (and when their son was young) and who is going on his fifth year of caring for his mom who has dementia. "We get together every Sunday to take a walk," the friend explained about how he supports his caregiving friend. "He's had such a hard life."

His comment about a hard life makes me wonder. Why do some seem to have struggles and challenges that others don't? Or, is that some step up these challenges while others do their best to avoid or run? So, we see some stay with the hardships while others simply run from them? Or, is it simply luck -- some have better luck with their life's lot than others? Or, is it simply wrong to label a life as "hard" because it's really just life?

What do you think?

Tell us in our comments section, below, why life seems to be harder for some than others.