That’s “D” in the foreground of the picture. He’s a character on the TV show, “Chance”.
The show is ridiculous except for when it’s not. In one episode, “D”, tells a young woman, a teenager, that she should thank her bullies.
He explains the bullies are doing her a great favor because they force her to toughen up and defend herself. She’s got to find her strength, basically. She’s got to go deep into her own soul.
Friends, on the other hand, will generally only tell you what you want to hear.
What do you think of D’s assertion? Is it true?