I struggled with this one. I started interviewing my guests months ago and I asked each of them this question, but I hadn't really thought about answering it for myself.
It's a hard question to answer.
Every time someone answered I had that feeling like I could've said that. I've thought that. That was my experience. Except my guests said it in a more articulate way. Last night as I was trying to answer this question for myself, and I kept bumping up on this...for lack of a better word....contradiction. It's a contradiction.
I want to get rid of HG. I want to lessen the severity. I want to never have to go through it again. And yet, I'm thankful? It's made me a more resilient person?
This is true in so many areas of life, right? Overcoming poverty makes a person stronger. Overcoming cancer makes a person pursue a healthier life. Being bullied makes someone an advocate for the defenseless. But that doesn't mean we want poverty, cancer, or bullying. Or that we don't want to prevent it.