During this time in my life, I feel these words are so true--I'm transitioning from one version of myself to another (and possibly another). Give yourself the freedom to allow the hard times change, mold and make you into a better you.
Standing by and doing nothing while violence is done to another, makes you just as guilty. You MUST stand up for what is RIGHT if you want to be proud of what you see in the mirror looking back at you at the closing of each day. C.S.