Have you ever seen the documentary Marwencol? You really should. It’s a fascinating story about a man coping and living after a traumatic experience. It will certainly make you think.
One of my favorite quotes from the movie (bold mine):
If I tell people who I am and what I’m about, I’m true to myself. That means I’m not lying to myself. What they do with it is on them. I’m not accountable for their feelings, or how they perceive it, make faces and stuff. That’s when I close in and discover who I am and that’s all part of the finding out who I am part this new life. The second life I was given.