The Pain of an Obstacle

Helen Keller once stated,” All the world is full of suffering.

It is also full of overcoming” (Keller). I once had a problem back in Sumner, around the time I was in sixth grade. It happened right after school at the playground. I was swinging and I slipped out and snapped my arm. I too once had a problem, and just like this quote from Helen Keller about her problem, I too overcame it.

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Helen Keller had to overcome the obstacle of not being able to communicate. When she was just a little baby, she got severely sick. Her parents had nothing they could do to help and then one day, she woke up blind and deaf. Years later her parents hired Annie Sullivan to teach Helen to behave, but Annie had much more planned than just teach her to behave. Months later Annie had been able to teach Helen trust, obedience, and especially language and then Helen was able to overcome this monstrosity of an obstacle. Similar Helen Keller, I too had to overcome an obstacle.

Unlike how tragic and permanent Helen Keller’s was, mine was just the breaking of my right arm. I had to overcome the pounding pain of my arm, along with the surgery and recovery of my arm. My obstacle is however at a stopping point for now, but is far from finished. I still have a plate and six screws in my arm, meaning I will need surgery again very soon. Although our obstacles are far from anywhere being the same, there are a couple of similarities between our obstacles.

One of our similarities is that we both had to go to multiple doctors to get the problem fixed. Another similarity was once we healed, we both had to exercise. She had to exercise her hands with words as I had to exercise my arm with movement and weights. Even though there are some similarities, I still think our problems are really different. So much similar Helen Keller, I too had a problem and overcame the breaking of my arm. I for one learned that Helen’s experience was a lot more severe than mine and I am not sure if I would have been strong enough to get through it the way she did.

I also learned something from my experience too, and my lesson is to not act stupid because stupidity comes with a price. Helen once quoted,” Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold” (Keller). Works Cited Keller, Helen. “Famous Quotes.

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