No matter how firm you stand, there is always a chance that something might blow you away. If such events tear and pick on you, they cause you to totter until, at some point, the only thing that counts is not to fall.
But nobody is unbreakable. And so, some events cut deep corners and edges into the fragile facade. Although the events that wash over you leave behind widespread devastation, it is them that also teach you to stand firmer than you did before.