Human are good or bad with or without being muslim, they are strong or weak, have good or bad character with or without fasting month of ramadan/ haj/prayers.
Religous activities do not make or break human character or give strength. History says mostly religon is resposible for human suffereings.
Talibaan kills kids in the day and pray maghrib in evening with takbeers. Iraqi sunnies killed a million irani shias, Saudis are now bombing yemenies.
The most loose character is in muslim comoparing to any religion or region inspite of all those million rituals.
People fight each other in this month comparing to rest of year.
So far i haven't understood purpose of fasting, neither any one on earth. There is average temperature 100-140 in most ME/asian muslim countries, how this is helping them , i dont know, except people are beating their kids and wives.
Life is about living with a purpsoe and remembering the creator.