I am strong because I am weak. I am beautiful because I know my flaws. I am a lover because I am a fighter. I am fearless because I have been afraid. I am wise because I have been foolish. & I can laugh because I've known sadness.
For the most part I agree with the quote, but that is because in the intervening time, by numbing yourself to one thing you numb yourself to all things, and how that manifests itself in your life and your experience of the world adds to the original pain
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step. What great words of wisdom! Taking that first step is always the hardest. Fear is a hindrance. Step past it.