Where there's a will there's a way - really?!?!

April 29, 2008 5:02am CST
Do you believe this? Personally I have always found problems with this saying. Many many people in the world have the will to become something but straight out can't. If a person hasn't got the means (the money, time, opportunity...) then how can they do it?? How is will alone going to help them? A lot of the time when I hear it the intent is to encourage but in reality it can give false hope, or worse still make them think it's their inability that's stopping them rather than the quite obvious lack of means. I'm talking developing countries, people that just aren't born with the same opportunites as us. Sorry for the rant - what do you think on this?
3 responses
@underdogtoo (9589)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
I think the trick to this saying is to develop the will to succeed. Those who do not have the will, who give up at the slightest difficulty will never succeed and generating or creating the will to do something is not so automatic or easy. I have seen goats who have more will than human beings. And water finds a way whether it is blocked by a huge boulder or something else. I guess you need to take a closer look and find that there is a whole lot of wisdom to this saying. Another form of this saying is "faint heart never won fair lady". It's all about determination.
@Ravenladyj (22920)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Well I'm not from nor have I ever been to a developing country so I really couldnt give a solid opinion on that BUT being from the Western world I am a FIRM believer in "where theres a will theres a way" and dont see it as giving false hope at all... How is will alone going to help them? When you are passionate about something, or desperate or have an intense desire etc etc will can help by opening up doors that one may not have seen otherwise...Will ALONE can't help...Will particularly and intense will helps by getting you to look at your situation, dilemma etc etc from ALL angles rather than head on etc....BUT a person has to be able to NOT look through rose coloured glasses too...
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• United States
29 Apr 08
I can kinda see where you are coming from. But i strongly believe in this saying "If theres a will theres a way" Simply because i can relate to it. And through each situation it has come true. God provides wills and he provides ways. And as long as i have him on my side there is nothing that i cant do. Money is a materialistic thing. People back in the day didnt have much money, but a lot of them still became doctors and nurses and promient figures. Still provided for there families and got things done that needed to be done. I dont believe that it is giving people false hope, people are gonna believe what they want to believe. And if they have faith that things will come through and work out for them, then they will try harder to make situations like that happen.