Betancourt was kidnapped and held hostage for over six years. She will never get those years back with her children. She was brave and fought for her survival. I do not know if I could be capable of fighting constantly and not knowing if this would be the day I would be free!
My life would never be the same. I would have to deal with the memories, even nightmares, of being trapped. I could not listen to certain music that may remind of the jungle and all the mysteries it holds. Later, it would effect my interactions with other people. I would have trust and abandonment issues. I would long for my old life, but I would know that life would never be the same. I would be a different person for the better and the worse. I would grow as a person, but the trauma will shape who I am. Overall, it is not how the situation marked you, but what you take form it. I woould try to take the good from it rather than the bad. Life experience is how we learn in life.