Daily Dose: A Favourite Quote
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
– Elizabeth Kubler Ross
You might’ve heard people say that a person’s favourite quote can say more about that person than the quote’s author. This is something I’ve known for years, and through tracking the quotes that catch my eye, I’ve come to figure out what sort of things I hold in high importance – e.g. independence, hard work, knowing yourself, change, etc.
So anyways, out of all the quotes that I really like, this is one that I share and think about more. And each time I see it, I am reminded: to trust the struggle. And not just in the sense that enduring hardship will yield a stronger person, but that knowing loss, emotional struggles, etc. may shape a person who knows how to treat people like they deserve to be treated because they understand what it’s like to be treated otherwise – a person who ultimately knows how to give back to their community one person at a time.