*This too shall pass*

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*This too shall pass*

We have been using this phrase regularly in these Covid times, so I thought let’s find the exact meaning and origin of this phrase.

(Persian: این نیز بگذرد‎, romanized: īn nīz bogzarad) is a Persian adage translated and used in multiple languages.

It reflects on the temporary nature, or ephemerality, of the human condition.

One of the lores associated with the phrase says,

“A sultan requests of King Solomon, a sentence that would always be true in good times or bad;

Solomon responds, “This too will pass away”.

As the lore suggests: “If a happy man looks at it, he becomes sad, and if a sad man looks at it, he becomes happy.”

The Bible also expresses the same theme as the phrase  when relating the impermanence of things, but not in those exact words.

Thus, it won’t always remain like this, take the bad days one day at a time.

This too shall pass,

When things are challenging, there are chances to do new things. There is an Albert Einstein quote which says, *Opportunity lies in the middle of difficulty.*

Use this time wisely and

Stay blessed forever.