Reactions to adversity

Interesting take on two people dealt with adversity:

Yesterday morning, two miles away from my house, a man named Jim Adkisson burst into a church and started shooting people.  Today we found out that Mr. Adkisson has not been able to find a job, and that he’d hoped to die in the shooting, too.

Last Friday, another man named Randy Pausch  did die, after first inspiring an entire nation with his positive approach to life even as he was battling terminal cancer. 

I do not presume to know why these two men reacted so differently to
the adversity they faced.  We *can not know* why some people are so
much more resilient than others, nor what battles other people may
still be fighting.

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