Being weak doesn't mean you've had an easy life, and being strong doesn't mean you've had a hard one. But strong people never seem to me to have had an easy life, because there would be barely any mistakes to learn from or falls to pick yourself up from.
No one ever took me seriously. I was either too small, or too weak, or too carefree for others to look at me like I could make a difference. But all of those moments where people defeated me for things that weren't necessarily bad things, those moments made me great.