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Have you ever suffered or sacrificed so that you could keep doing something you loved, and if so, do you think it was worth it?

Created: 02/09/16

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davinamw

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Have you ever suffered or sacrificed so that you could keep doing something you loved, and if so, do you think it was worth it?

The author writes, "Maud's training ate money. Paris yanked each copper from her hand and gave her back nothing but aching bones and loneliness." Have you ever suffered or sacrificed so that you could keep doing something you loved, and if so, do you think it was worth it?


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kimk

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RE: Have you ever suffered or sacrificed so that you could keep doing something you loved, and if so, do you think it was worth it?

When I was in college I feel like I did sacrifice a lot to stay there. I had no social life, I worked, so I got no sleep, plus even though I was employed there was still a lot of financial hardship. I'm glad I ultimately got my degree, and I'm sure it's made a difference to my income now, so I guess it was worth it. But it's definitely not a time I look back on with any affection.


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CheriFaith

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RE: Have you ever suffered or sacrificed so that you could keep doing something you loved, and if so, do you think it was worth it?

Yes. My grandfather raised me to always keep this in mind: nothing worth having comes easily. Without having to give before you receive, you never learn the true value of anything. Everyone I know who has had everything handed to them are miserable people - inside and out. I am thankful for every thing I have endured to have all that I have and be all that I am.


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katherinep

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RE: Have you ever suffered or sacrificed so that you could keep doing something you loved, and if so, do you think it was worth it?

I don't know if I'd call it suffering or sacrificing but except for my college education and a car I've never borrowed for anything I've wanted. I've worked, saved and obtained what I wanted when I could pay for it in cash. Sometimes it was hard, such as watching classmates spending a semester or year studying abroad when I could not afford it. Later in life I traveled to Europe and was happy it came to pass.


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dorothyl

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RE: Have you ever suffered or sacrificed so that you could keep doing something you loved, and if so, do you think it was worth it?

I have sacrificed to become a writer. That means giving up companionship and fun activities sometimes in order to create. It has been worth it. I think everyone needs a creative outlet of some kind and if you achieve any success it is definitely worth it. But even if you don't, if you have a need or goal you have to keep trying as long as it may be possible or you will never be happy.


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audrey1

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RE: Have you ever suffered or sacrificed so that you could keep doing something you loved, and if so, do you think it was worth it?

Yes I have. Do I think it was worth it. I am not sure. I kind of look at life as the sum total of the choices I have made and the directions my journey has taken me. To second guess those choices does not help me deal with what is and what is possible from the point I am at now.


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bettyt

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RE: Have you ever suffered or sacrificed so that you could keep doing something you loved, and if so, do you think it was worth it?

Like kimk wrote, the completion of my bachelor's and master's degree required a sacrifice. I worked full-time and week to classes evenings and weekends. So like kimk I had no social life. But it was worth it.


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