"You must overcome, but you CAN overcome. You have the capability to be resilient and successful because of your past. You don’t HAVE to be successful DESPITE your past."
Some emotions are, in a sense, tests of weakness imposed on everyone at various times by particular circumstances. Being consciously aware of your feelings is empowering in that you can refine your self-control to a respectably high degree. Desire, I’ve noticed, is an increasingly prevalent feeling in the general population… but this too, can be entirely controlled. Eliminate desire. Eliminate weakness. Just get rid of everything.
I have conquered my own mind.
The only one in the world.