Every event, every individual, and every crisis that life throws at you is not a test for YOU but an opportunity to test your skills.
Stand tall, face everything life throws, and give it your best shot. The skill sets you never thought you had will surface and surprise you. The skills will hone themselves to perfection as you face the situation, individual or crisis.
Life is a quest to know yourself. Whatever tests you fail, whomsoever you marry, your sons and daughters, your jobs, the strangers who become your trusted friends and become strangers again, every single thing you face is a part of this quest that unveils a new skill set, a hidden part of you, yourself.
The more you know, the lighter the baggage. The more you shine the light on the darker side, the more the light in your spirit. And the good news is there is no such thing as a win/lose in this ultimate quest.
There is only WIN/LEARN.