People or Things themselves don’t hurt or hinder us. How we view things and people is a different matter. Strange!!
It is our own viewpoint and attitudes and our reactions to those people of issues is what can cause troubles. We do not choose what is sent out way, but we can always choose how we respond to them. We can freeze in and let us get hit or we can move out of the way or we can choose to catch it and throw back. Based on how skillful I am in catching and then throwing it back will define if it will hurt me or not.