Some people become better people through trials and
tribulations. Some people become lesser
people through pain and suffering. Some
people exhibit a strength of character that is awesome to witness and
heartrending to watch. Sometimes their single-minded
determination to fight (or die trying) moves me; yet most times their unwillingness
to give up (and never say die) scares me.
It scares me because once the veil has been lifted, the
clarity is blinding. It scares me how small
one can become, how crippled one can be.