"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." Marcus Aurelius
The quote I chose from Marcus Aurelius helped me understand (or at least accept) that our personal struggles and victories will never be fully understood by other people. And it is ok! Life is not about being accepted, or loved, or understood by others. Life is about carving an authentic pathway in this dense forest of existence, feeling the pain from the thorns blocking the way, and rejoicing with the freshness of the air after a rainy day.