“It is by suffering that human beings become angels.”Victor Hugo
Suffering is a fact of life. Sometimes the suffering occurs on an individual level; others times it is shared with others. People react to suffering in very different ways. Some become bitter while others use the suffering as a motivating force to help other people. Suffering causes reflection and sets the framework for our ethical choices around what type of person we want to become.
Suffering brings out the best in us. It makes us generous, kind and understanding.
Many people who do great things do so out of a sense of obligation, not suffering. They are angels too.
Do you have to go through suffering to be a good person?