Life isn't a bed of roses for most people. And it's good to know you're not alone in the struggle to make the most of it.

When Twitter user Kinza (@threetenam) asked her followers for their survival stories, her tweet quickly caught on. And anecdotes about beating the odds began pouring in.

This guy struggled with his school grades but did alright in the end:

Another suffered heartbreak after heartbreak but eventually came out on top:

This man was bullied for being different but he survived:

Several people talked about making their own opportunities:

And there were many, many stories about pushing through debilitating, life-threatening illness:

Some have suffered some pretty serious travel misadventures too:

There was this Karachi-specific success story too, ahem:

Do you have a survival story? Share it with us in the comments below.