"Nietzsche thought that we should look at many of our problems like gardeners. Gardeners come across a lot of plants with very ugly roots. What gardeners are able to do is cultivate something that looks initially very ugly into something very beautiful. And Nietzsche thought that this was a kind of metaphor for what we should do in our lives, that is, take situations that look initially very horrible, very dark, and grow out of them something beautiful."
Alain de Botton