Attitude is the difference between many things. For this discussion of awareness, attitude is a result of perspective of others because of perception of self. Understanding one’s self is something that only comes with time, willingness, and awareness. Many think they know themselves, yet in reality, when given the opportunity of self-reflection or even the challenge of self-discovery they respond in a combative and defense manner. Defense is the response one has in an ordeal. Ordeals are what cause attitudes to go sour and cause people to become defensive. Defensive attitudes never overcome – they continue to face ordeal after ordeal, when those who focus on the adventure – find the learning and the lesson in every situation.