“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” - Helen Keller
You are a champion and a role model for living through the windshield and not the rearview mirror. My perspective is, we need not live in the past. We would all be healthier if we reconciled, made peace with, acknowledged, and appreciated all the past. When we are courageous enough to look at the things that happened to us, we can acknowledge how all our strengths were created. My past, my traumas, my abuses, my victimization, needed to happen for me to be me. You are the same. Who we are today, is only possible because of many life trials.