My Pain Is My Strength.

Some still say "whatever doesn't kill you only makes you stronger" despite the fact that it is a horrible cliché. They say it because it is true. Pain and suffering make you, more than anything else in this life. Pain is a teacher, a guide, a constant reminder. It has taught me to be strong, to value my friends, to value my feelings, and the feelings of others. It has taught me to stand up for what i believe in, and what i want. It has taught me humility, and most of all it has taught me about pain, so that i may help others through theirs.

My pain has conditioned me, so that the same pain cannot hurt me again. It has made me stronger and more determined than i ever thought possible of myself. It has made me responsible, in the knowledge of all the pain i can receive or inflict through carelessness. It has made me a man.

If someone could take away my pain with the wave of their hand, or a kind gesture, then they would be robbing me of all my most valuable lessons, my best tools to help others, my fondest memories of things and people now lost, and leaving me open for that pain to strike again.

I hold a special place in my heart for all those who have hurt me, who have pushed me to breaking point and beyond, for without those people, i would not be me, and i would not have had the chance to meet all those people who so willingly helped me through my darkest hours, those miracles, so willing to help, and who have changed me for the better through their shining example.

Without my pain, i am a boy, blind to the pain i inflict on others, and to the depths of beauty and charity of this world. My pain is a constant reminder of all that is good in the world, and all that is bad, and to make sure i only add to the good things.
MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith
26-30, M
Jan 22, 2013