We can only grow and get better after each set-back. I wish this were true, but it is not. Growing and getting better are a choice. And some people are not able to make that choice, for a variety of very real reasons.
You are fortunate that you have grown stronger and better.
I am, too.
But statements like this can be hurtful to those who really aren't there yet, or for whom life circumstances or mental/emotional vulnerabilities prevent constructively moving forward.
They exist. Sometimes, brokenness does not mend.
Still, I appreciate the sentiment, and recognize that making it known that the choice is available (for many/most) is helpful to those to whom it applies.