We found out she rented and drove that huge RV through narrow winding roads that made me nervous as a passenger. She didn't hesitate to explore off the highway. I wondered if I would have the courage to drive that big rig and go where the wind blew me. I wasn't so sure.
Anger is very destructive and like Bryan points out, it can lead down a long and dangerous road to depression, isolation, and distress. Recognizing your anger and how you feel is the first step and dealing with it is the next.
Angelou's words are that of learning from our experiences and growing as individuals. Don't compare your defeats with others because they're your own. Embrace the lessons and the strength it took to come out of it.