I was just reading an article about a rapper from A poor country who talked about how tough his youth was and how he developed thick skin.

Why do people wear "struggle" as a badge of honour?

Why must they tell people how hard their past was?

Why do they think people care about their "struggle"?

How relevent is "toughness" and "struggle" in an age when today's people are NOT tough compared to people of the past?

Please feel free to enlighten me.