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What does Kipling mean by treating triumph and disaster "just the same" in "If—"?

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Rudyard Kipling's "If" is a poem that discusses manhood, leadership, manners, and perseverance. It's as if he gives the next generation tips on how to manage the vicissitudes of life and keep one's sanity and reputation intact. Life is full of different voices urging us to go one way and then another, ups and downs, and successes and failures. The lines in question discuss how a person should handle success versus failure and/or a crisis.
"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same. . . (Lines 11-12).
 The idea within these lines is that each person will face victory and defeat as well as success and crisis in life, but Kipling calls these things imposters. Often we are fooled by labels. We are fooled by other people's perceptions about us, or we can be fooled by the labels and perceptions we have about ourselves. The advice suggests that if we humbly take a triumph and a disaster as learning opportunities, rather than succumb to selfish feelings about either one of them, we will enjoy life more fully and in a more authentic way.
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What does the poet mean when he says we should treat Triumph and Disaster ‘just the same’?

Rudyard Kipling's poem "If" is a wonderful articulation of the positive qualities and characteristics one needs to be a happy, successful, and well-rounded person. Throughout the poem, Kipling gives warnings that start with the word "if" followed by lines of advice. The following section in question reads as follows:

"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;" (Lines 11-12).

Looking at the first line, Kipling warns that triumph and disaster will most likely meet everyone at some point in their lives. Then in the second line, he calls these two events impostors because people tend to be fooled with the stereotypical stigmas associated with them. People might believe that they are better than others by achieving success, for instance. Further, people who meet with disaster may believe they are not as good as others. However we choose to respond to triumph and disaster will determine our character. For example, if a person accepts triumph with humility, only to be faced with disaster later, he will handle both of them appropriately and not get caught up with either arrogance or self-pity. On the other hand, if a person deals with triumph with a poor attitude, he or she will probably meet disaster just the same way and suffer for it.

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