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.
Truly pathetic people are the ones who put up a front that you are what they need when in fact they have no idea what they need or want cuz they are immature and incapable of growing up. Oh well, live and learn I guess. Hopefully one day they will grow up