Writer Andrew Solomon beautifully and poignantly articulates the sentiments so many people feel. He shares his heart-wrenching story of adversity to explain how all experiences, no matter how painful, shape who you are. “Forging meaning” and “building identity” don’t numb the sting, but they do give purpose to the pain. getAbstract believes you can gain strength and perspective from Solomon’s sincere oration.
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- How pain and adversity can mold you into a stronger person,
- What lessons writer Andrew Solomon has drawn from his personal hardships, and
- How you can use painful experiences to change yourself and your environment for the better.
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Pulitzer Prize–nominated author Andrew Solomon writes about politics, culture and psychology.
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