Is Sickness a Gift?
Naturally, not a single person on the face of the earth desires to be sick. Sickness leads us closer to the ever-present possibility of death, which is not a single person's intentional agenda. However, there are individuals who have found out many new things about themselves and the world around them once they have become sick. In this respect, sickness has opened their eyes to different aspects of their own personality, as well as the personalities of others.
So, it may be paradoxical to call sickness a gift. Nevertheless, some people have found great inspiration in their hardships and have learned what life actually is through their experiences during some of the health problems they have experienced. Since sickness is a negative state, we should do our best to find out positive things related to it and stick to them, taking the advantage of the situation.
Sickness as a Gift
First of all, many poets and artists in general have created the best masterpieces while grieving, being depressed or suffering from a terminal illness. This happens due to their recognition of their own sorrow and fears. Negative emotions are emotions nevertheless. Therefore, even though we tend to evade them as much as we can, when sickness and other hardships get the best of us, we can unleash a whole new sphere of our inner self and out creativity in general.
Also, when we speak about love and interpersonal relationships, in sickness and troublesome parts of life, true friendships and relationships prevail. Once a person is ill, his/her true friends will stand by his/her side, while those who are not will be gone. Also, love flourishes in happiness. However, in sorrow it shows all of its beauty, since it needs to prevail no matter what. All the money in the world makes no different, neither does all the material wealth. When you are faced with sickness and things you cannot avoid, love, compassion and support are priceless.
What is more, sick people can relate to each other and try to find out a cure for their problem through team work. Many cures and medications were developed by people who were sick from the very diseases and sicknesses they themselves tried to cure.
Finally, the internet is full of educational stories people who survived illnesses have shared with the rest of the world. These are out there, available for free since, once you travel to the very end of your own life and come back out of it alive and well, money, greed, vanity and all other vices seem to be superficial and all that matters is love towards life and happiness of all people.