A Variation on this variation:
"The Grass is always greener on the other side, because of all the Manure"
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He can and does take the hurt and pain and can cause good to come out of it. ...
Kind of like a giant pile of manure. After time... some really beautiful flowers can grow out of it, but it sure was nasty and stank horribly before anything good grew.
- JustScott (hope you don't mind, JS!)
"the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable."
- Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son"