Milarepa is considered to be a great buddha of Tibetan Buddhism, and (as I recall) he is one of the greatest spiritual inspirations of all time. And that is because before he met his teacher, Marpa, he murdered something like forty people! (All this was happening in the 11th century, I think.)
The point being that no matter how bad your life has been, it is never too late to turn yourself around and get it all together. Actually, the forty people were not at all nice, either, but murder is not considered a good way to handle this kind of thing...
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So here is a famous statue of Milarepa, from a Buddhist monastery in Tibet. I like Milarepa a lot, for a while I had some actual threads from his meditation blanket! (I will sell these threads to you cash on the barrelhead, Tink no credit though.)