Any painful experience makes you see things differently. It also reminds you of the simple truths that we purposefully forget every day or else we would never get out of bed. Things like, nothing lasts forever and relationships can end. The best that can happen is you learn a little more about what you can handle and you stay soft through the pain. Perhaps you feel a little wiser. Maybe your experience can be of help to others.
-- Amy Poehler, Yes Please, p. 88