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What doesn’t kill you…

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone

What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over ’cause you’re gone

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I

 

That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger is a famous saying by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. This quote has reasoning that suffering is an inevitable part of life thus human being have developed many ways to try to ease it–one of which is bestowing upon it transformative powers.

The quote talks about experience. If you survive a challenge, you come out physically and mentally stronger.

Stronger.

Strength.

Let’s talk about that for a second.

What does it mean… To be strong?

We think we know the right answer. But if you really think about it, what we really know is what the wrong answers are.

Being physically strong, for example, is a wrong answer. Being Stone Cold like Steve Austin… also a wrong answer. Is it about being mentally strong? Or emotionally strong? Being able to resist a temptation?

what is TRUE strength?

To me, true strength lies in being vulnerable. In accepting your weakness and learning from your fears. It is standing at a tip of a mountain with no guarantee that the wind won’t blow you over.

To be strong is to embrace the weak in you and carry it with love.

To be strong has nothing to do with strength at all.

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One thought on “What doesn’t kill you…

  1. Emotional strength versus physical strength, truly the first is harder to nurture but more important over the span of one’s life. Choosing to keep going and look on the bright side, is the kind of strength that can overcome any other.

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