House of Cards (2013 – ) – Season 1 – Episode 1 (Pilot) – Chapter 1
In the opening sequence, Frank Underwood explained his character;
There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain. The sort of pain that’s only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.
Don’t get carried away with the pain, embrace it, feel it. Grief is both natural and necessary. It breeds integrity and resolve. You can’t allow the pain to come to define you; rather, you must turn the tables on the pain and define it. Show the world you are able to overcome your suffering. Grow from the experience; don’t become consumed by it.