Adversity has the potential to give us empathy.
If we allow it to, it can help us to see the world in a whole new light.
Experiencing our own fragility and vulnerability helps us to see how fragile and vulnerable others are.
This experience, if we are conscious enough and willing enough, can actually increase our potential for compassion, patience, and graciousness.
It can expand our ability to feel and to feel for others.
Looked at in this way, adversity is a vehicle of growth, both personal and relational.
Adversity changes us.
Our goal should be that adversity changes us for the better so that we can, in turn, change the world for the better.