We all go through tough times and how we respond to the tough times defines who we are as a person.
In recent years, especially after the global financial crisis, a lot more people experienced tough times financially, emotionally, physically, mentally and relationally. There are people who thrived during that time and there are people who really struggled.
Going through tough times can bring up our beliefs about ourselves, others and the world. It also amplifies the little voice inside of us that tries to protect us and keep us safe.