Striving through hardships


Hey guys, it’s Joshua. I hope you guys are having a great day, and well here we go. So, I’ve just read a play written by Sophocles called “Oedipus Rex”. Now there are several reasons why I made the title of this post “Striving”.

Well, to start off, Oedipus is a Greek King in Thebes. Now there was a prophecy that said Oedipus would be the person to murder his father and have children with his mother and so on. Later in the story, well, as you can tell, the prophecy came true. And through all the grief, he plucked his eyes out. That doesn’t sound like a person who strives now does it? But later on in the play, he strives even though he is “cursed” in a way and is also blind. The thing is, his daughters/sisters help him throughout his life and help his overcome his hardships.

The point I’m trying to get at, is that, we have many hurdles throughout our life, but we need someone to help us strive and break through our wall of hardships. This correlates in a way to this song that I’ve always enjoyed listening to. “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban. It relates to the how Oedipus was striving through all the hardships with the help of his daughters/sisters because the song is literally saying You raise me up, so I can walk on mountains. which basically means that a person or a group of people help you strive through hardships. Thank you guys for taking your time to read my posts and have a great day!



2 thoughts on “Striving through hardships

  1. I think this song is amazing in a way that is encouraging and uplifting. It’s a great reminder of all the accomplishments I’ve made in the past and helped “raise me up” when I was feeling down. Josh Groban’s voice fits perfectly for the meaning of this song because his tone is really warm and strong. This is a great post for those who need some positivity in their life : )

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