Without adversity none of this would matter

In 1847, Ignaz Semmelweis discovered that by simply washing your hands you could reduce the spread of infection.

It took 20 years for the medical community to adopt this practice.

Semmelweis is a perfect example of someone demonstrating virtue. Someone who is willing to stand in the face of adversity, even when no one believes him.

The message is clear: Stand firm.

When we can learn to turn adversity into a positive, even enjoyable experience, we improve our quality of life.