What I believe is a tragedy is not necessarily what you believe is a tragedy. I am think that this is what make life so great, everyone will react to a circumstance differently. In "tragedy and the common man" it states that "tragedy, then, is the consequence of man's total compulsion to reevaluate himself justly". This connects to my previous statement because the events that happen in peoples life will cause them to reevaluate their life differently, and most time that even changes who they are.
Tragedy itself creates the heart and spirt of the average man. I personally am not a stranger to this. This is an example, when I was in 7th grade, I decided to switch soccer teams. To be honest the team I was currently on, just didn't push me to be better anymore, and I needed to move on to better completion. I tried out for a premier level team in Saginaw and made it. I was thrilled but knew that leveling the team I had been with for my entire life would be hard. This however, was a decision I had to make. I knew that the girl would not take my news well, but I did not expect them to react they way they. When I told them, they were all really mad at me, not one bit proud that I made one of the top teams in Michigan. The girls on that team who I thought were my close friends, did not talk to me for up to two months. I felt completely alinated. For me this was tragic at the time in more ways than one.
This event made me grow up though. Honestly, I know for I fact that I am a different and better person for because of this, in more ways than one. It made me realize that despite circumstances, I needed to reevaluate my life and current sitiuation. As individuals we never know how other people are taking the repercusions of events. Because just like in my story, they saw a happy girl who was changing soccer teams, but their actions caused her happy event turned into somewhat of a tragedy. I have said it once and I will say it again, Tragedy happens in all shapes, sizes and ways and everyone will be effected differently.