If HaKadosh Baurch Hu came to me in a dream and said, “Zecharia Wallerstein, I can give you a chance to live your life again without the challenges, without the rough third grade, without the difficult tenth grade, do you want it?”
I would say, “Absolutely not.”
The only reason I’m able to talk to you today is because of those years, those challenges. That pain gave me this ability.
When that’s your answer, then the trauma and pain become positive, a force for kindness, compassion and help. ~ R’ Zecharia Wallerstein