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More Valuable For Having Being Broken

Nate Bagley

Sometimes things are more beautiful and more valuable for having been broken and repaired than they were in their original state.

I think this holds especially true for humans. Our hurts, our imperfections, and our "brokenness" are the things that help us develop love, compassion, understanding and patience. They make us into more valuable and more beautiful versions of ourselves.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Totally agree. I think the more pain, the more gain. Comedians are usually fantastic at turning pain into laughter. I sometimes feel it's easier to be creative after a hard time. What do you think?

    • Nate Bagley

      Pain is probably the most common catalyst for growth (when we let it be). The most profound insights, and most impactful lessons I've ever experienced have come after periods of intense challenge, pain, or struggle.

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        But if people aren't mindful of the pain, it can get destructive. So, perhaps it's always good to journal feelings/lessons learned.

        • Nate Bagley

          I'm learning more and more the power of journaling. It is amazing how taking a step outside of your life and analyzing it from an outside perspective can make your troubles seem so much more manageable, and magnify the lessons being learned.