Adversity Doesn’t Develop Character World traveler, Jack the Bear, lives next to Walt Disney World. The bear's owner, 11, has had six colonoscopies so far. He's one tough kid. Adversity doesn’t develop character, it revels it. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.