There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. – Malcolm X

Next time you feel defeated think about this quote.  Go to the balcony, process the full picture and find the opportunities for  self-growth as well as improved performance beneath those feelings of failure.

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

14 thoughts on “Adversity”

  1. Re M X: So what “we” need is more adversity, lots of it, and after that even more, and more, and more adversity?

    By Lilith, how could I be so wrong, always trying to prevent adversity. I’m against war, against corruption, against manipulation, against fraud, against racism, against obeying people in power, against……..ah my list is endless. Damn, I have to relearn, and support all the crap I hate so much, as all that filth is actually great stuff, helping me to grow, to become a better person, and to make the world a better place for all. Yes, I should make it my goal, my purpose of life, to bring more adversity to the world, more war, more bloodshed, more swindle, more rape, more……..ah, let’s find out what else could serve to get more adversity in place. Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!

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    1. I take 6 deep breathes. Sometimes I listen to music sometimes I read or sometimes I masturbate. Anything to relax, masturbation works best. Almost like magic my attitude changes and I see things differently.


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