But Man is Not Made for Defeat.

What Hemingway’s Santiago can teach us about overcoming hardships.

There comes a point in every person’s life where they believe they are “salao” or the worst form of unlucky, by Hemingway’s standards.

In The Old Man and The Sea, Hemingway explores the story of an old fisherman named Santiago who has not caught a fish in 84 days; a feat so discouraging most had lost hope that he would ever catch a fish again. Santiago’s apprentice Manolin was instructed by his parents to fish with another group of fisherman…