“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about.”
This quote comes from author, filmmaker, and mental health advocate, Jonathan Harnisch, and it’s from his book,The Brutal Truth. It reminds us that we don’t always know what someone is going through. Not everyone likes to broadcast the struggles they’re facing and overcoming. To the world, those who do are seen as strong and regarded with high esteem. Meanwhile, those fighting battles we don’t know about may be considered weaker in comparison. But we have to be mindful that they too are battling their own demons and challenges. And it’s through that awareness that our empathy grows toward those who are loud about their battles as well as those who are not.