Challenges are not meant to be a road block in your life. They're not meant to emotionally or psychically scar you. They're meant to test you, to prove that you are stronger than you may seem. And they are meant to make you stronger, to prove your worth.
Sometimes its hard to be the bigger person, and not hurt back when you have all the power and proof to do so. But For the few hours that I did fight back, it exhausted my inner soul. I would rather appear to have lost then bring that karma into my life.
I once leapt from the bow of a sailboat to the bow of another sailboat, where the owner had been knocked overboard and the boat was sailing away, unmanned. Now that I am older, I think about how dangerous that was - and how terribly exciting.