You are right - suffering causes trauma, but it doesn't turn brave and brilliant people into idiots. He was awarded the nobel peace prize for his work againt discrimination and for human rights. Hardly a case of a demented trauma victim. There are those who turn their traumatic experiences into positive channels, while others continue to cry victim and get nowhere.
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