Completely true. It's impossible to understand true beauty, joy or love, without having experienced their opposites. Those with true grace have not escaped the pain of life, but rather have endured, grown and learned to treasure life more because of it.
You let go of toxic and unhealthy relationships not because you no longer love those people but because you are strong enough to understand that there are times when people will be a lot happier if they go their separate ways than if they stay together..
...plus the relentless pragmatism of two Scottish clans, the soul of a Medieval Spanish Jewess, the cheekbones of my Native American ancestors combined with German engineering and the vindication of an abandoned Italian child--sounds more like Beast mode.