In yet another serious conversation, my sweet friend began telling me of a television movie she watched during some fit of boredom titled, "Warriors of Virtue."
There was a scene where a wise old Chinese man showed his young protege an empty cocoon. He explained to the child that as a young boy himself, he had helped free the creature from the cocoon because he saw the struggle it was having. The creature emerged and flew for a moment, then died. From that day forward, he realized, "it is the struggle to free ourselves that makes us who we truly are." We all must struggle to build the strength we need to get to where we need to be.
Cheesefest, but very pertinent.
I would like to believe we all can clearly see how certain difficult events for us have made us into the people we think are ridiculously amazing today.