Life is just
|like a journey where we try to explore our inner self by devising solutions to every problem we confront. And Every long journey just starts with small steps, like how the process of understanding and defining an individual always comes along with solving everyday challenges.
our human history, the system of society has been set up with the belief that the man is should be extolled when he achieves something enormous or marvelous. In the Stone Age, a man was defined by how much he could hunt per day. In feudalism, the man is highly admired only if he can be a hero who saves thousands of lives such as the heroic characters like Hercules or be as astute as Aristotle. Obviously, those who have defined themselves by making a huge change to our society, such as Bill Gates, Thomas Edison, and Einstein, should be applauded for what they have achieved, but what about other normal people who contribute to the whole society? Can a n unnamed teacher who tries to inspire his students through every thoughtful lessons define himself? Does a patient who struggles with cancer until the last minute have to win the Tour De France seven timesin order to define himself? We do not know when there will be great challenges for us to define ourselves, so why not try to do the best we can in overcoming everyday challenges to let other people around you know who you are?
In literature, we have many novels that extol many normal people who
just do normal jobs and face everyday challenges, not the great ones. For instance s, In "The last leaf" by O'Henry, the author did not pay too much attention to the artist named Berhman, who is very normal and according to the author "a failure in art." Although , little mentioned in "The last leaf" of O' Henry, Berhman seemed to be the most important character and inspired the readers the most. Not as famous or talented as Picasso or Leonardo De Vinci, and without painting a masterpiece of art s but in his late of life, Berhman just painted a normal leaf. The normal leaf, which is very usual or maybe worthless to every one of us, actually saved one life. The challenge that Berhman confronted was not a great one but it was flagrantly meaningful. And with just with "a leaf" Berhaman did defined himself greatly.
A person can define himself not only through great challenges, but also through everyday ones. If he can not define who he is through small tasks of his life, how can he let others know who he is through greater ones? Just complete each little task life gives you then you will have a chance to define yourself through big ones.