Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
A movie captures our attention the moment the characters are faced with some form of adversity, some challenge. When something “goes wrong”, the movie becomes interesting. The characters are forced to draw on inner resources they didn’t know they had, such as strength, creativity or courage. Or their suffering begins to erode their ego and they discover empathy and compassion. Or they become aligned with life and internally rise above their circumstances through acceptance.
So why complain when in real life things “go wrong” and we are faced with adversity? No need to seek it out, of course, but when it does come, let’s be grateful. It is what deepens us, makes us more fully human, if we let it.