“One man being vicious; the other so empathetic he actually cried just hearing about it.”
This article rang true for me on so many levels as I’m sure it does for others who have suffered abuse and used their trauma to better their lives and/or the lives of others.
While I’m sure I have many shortcomings that are due to my childhood experiences, it also gave me a level of understanding and commitment for others. It gave me a conviction to find a man who knew what love and devotion really meant. And now I use the many examples I was given as things I will never do with my own children.
I will never use my trauma to inflict trauma. I will never excuse abuse just because one suffered abuse.
“Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” -MLK