Be a vine in the shade, a salmon in a stream
Try lookin’ for the stars when examining your dreams
Three endearing life lessons made through comparisons to the world around us are stated by the Deacon in these two lines:
1. Struggles Bring Growth
– Struggles in life are something everyone endures, however, it’s during these times of hardship that our true self is shaped and created. Conflicts will always shape who we are more than the easier times of our lives. Our lives are like a vine growing without sunlight, during these times where it would seem hardest to grow is when the most growth occurs, similar to many vines that prefer the shade to grow in.
2. Keep Persevering
– When life gets hard, never give up, the hard times of life will pass and you will emerge a stronger person and closer to your life’s goals. Much like a Salmon, who endure a tedious upstream journey to reach their goals, perseverance will help one succeed in life.
3. Look On The Bright Side
– The world is a cruel place, and the way the world is can cause life to seem horrible and hopeless at times. But, if life is viewed through it’s brighter times and time is spent looking to achieve one’s dreams, the world will become a much brighter place. Compare it to space, view life through the bright, gleaming stars that dot the sky instead of the meek black that surround them.
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