"There's a saying: 'Anything that does not kill me makes me stronger.' I don't believe that saying.
No one is better off for having been raped
. No one is better off for having been called names
because of their color. Nobody is better off for having been beaten
as a child.
"I think incidents like these in any normal person will leave permanent scars that don't necessarily damage forever, but are always there in the back of the mind."
-- Joseph L. Mancusi, a psychologist quoted by ABC News,
on the survivors of the attack on the USS Cole