t is subjective. It depends on who is suffering the hardship, when, for how long... there are many factors.
For someone who lives in a modern house in a modern city, hardship would
start if services and utilities were cut off for a long time. For
someone living in the jungle, hardship is there when the river runs dry
or if wild animals wreck the huts.
For someone who works driving a truck, there's hardship if there is no
money to repair the vehicle. For someone who has never owned a vehicle,
hardship is when they break an ankle and cannot get to their food
See? It's different, depending on the circumstances, persons and events.
Now how a person regards hardship is another aspect of this. The person
in each case above can treat hardship in a weak way, and crumble the
minute things start to go wrong. They will complain and cry and the show
is over for them. But others might roll with the punches and simply try
to find solutions, trying to stay cheerful while they battle with the
pain and other discomfort.
Two different people might treat the same form of hardship in totally
different ways. The hardship exists: it's not in their minds. But how
they TREAT it is different.
I hope this helps.