By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Pulling It Out

We human beings tend to be intimidated by many little things. Yet, our experience tells us that we can really "pull it out."

The challenges are legion (pun intended for those with a biblical bent). Yet, we persist and, often to our surprise, actually win.

And we can also take comfort in this reality: the nobility of heroic persistence is its own reward and victory. The true victory is in the journey. And often we even get the extra of reaching our goals.

The Greeks gave us the word "protagonist"--the one who struggles. In Spanish, we say "a la lucha" as we get up each day--"to the struggle." Every language says it.

(Image of Aeneas carrying his father Anchises in public domain)