Painful lessons learned the hard way from the past can very easily colour our present with bitterness. We have all, at one time or another, experienced troubling situations, relationship problems, failure, despair, loss, etc. However, it’s how we each deal with our own personal “demons from the past” that defines our future. There is always a lesson to be learned from a painful past and, however bitter it is, accept what it has to teach you and be grateful for the insight gained for the future. Full marks if you do!