When we tell people we're against corporal punishment, often they react negatively. They insist that because they were paddled at school, they turned out okay, and not in jail, and became a surgeon or something.
Okay. There may be something to this.
I stuck my finger into an electrical socket when I was four, now I'm a successful lawyer.
DH fell out of a tree. Now he's a successful development director.
What else contributed to your successes?