Let life pound you. When it does, it's only trying to form you into the person you truly can be.
Like the making of a sword... heated up.... pounded...... cooled down... heated up... pounded.... and cooled down again, only until it's the right mold - hence when people truly find themselves, and know what they want.
(Do not confuse this with accepting abuse. Let life pound you as long as you are living a life that allows you to express yourself.)
- Joey JcM