Everyone has their struggles in life. Some people grow up with everything they could ever ask for, with parents who love them and care for them and clothes on their backs and food to take to school. Some people grow up with no parents, or abusive ones. In s*** situations where they really can't get any worse. Some people are born with defects, or get cancer, or a close friend gets cancer. If one person has a "good" life (like my first statement) and falls into complete depression and cutting and all of that horrible stuff, and the other one has a situation more like the second one but instead of falling into depression they rise up and make something of their life, and make themselves happy, does that make the second person stronger than the first? Emotionally? Does this show when you're creating a characters personality?