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    What's your thoughts about this quote?
    It's in one of the best tv show ever, OZ


    Augustus Hill: (narrating) If you listen to the poets, they'll tell you that a big, bad event in someone's life changes them. If you lose the woman you love or your legs, you suddenly find a kind of beauty inside yourself. That's what they say, the poets. Truth is, you don't. After a big, bad event, you only become more of the person you already were. It's after a big, bad event that you find out the real person you always were inside


    I think it's absolutely the truth.

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    It's true when that big, bad event made you introspect more and it made you discover, explore and basically develop what you already possessed within yourself.

    But...if the event made you try to escape the emotions that were associated with it and everything you've done after that event is to suppress all of that, you're more lost than ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcontent View Post
    I think it's absolutely the truth.
    I partially agree... But it's easy to read a quote like this and agree with it.. And there are far worse things in life than losing the woman you love or your legs.. So I'm curious as to what kind of traumatic events you have endured in your life for you to come up with a definitive conclusion about this?? Some events change people for the worse, but that doesn't mean that they were necessarily bad people to begin with.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sky is BLUE! View Post
    It's true when that big, bad event made you introspect more and it made you discover, explore and basically develop what you already possessed within yourself. But...if the event made you try to escape the emotions that were associated with it and everything you've done after that event is to suppress all of that, you're more lost than ever.
    I agree.. The event itself can make a person find strength in themselves that they never knew they had... but the aftermath is something different.

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    I don't necissarily agree... it can crush a person and nearly break them... it can drive them to be the burnt remains of who they once were... it depends on the event and such really
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    Yes, I would say that the potential for growth centers around chaos. However as others have said, it is all situational. A horrible occurrence has great potential in either direction.
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    Thanks to all for answers.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedruM View Post
    So I'm curious as to what kind of traumatic events you have endured in your life for you to come up with a definitive conclusion about this?? Some events change people for the worse, but that doesn't mean that they were necessarily bad people to begin with.
    Many many years of familiar problems (several health issues expecially of my parents) but I don't want to talk about this. And however a lot of people can have problems higher than mine.

    Btw, the quote doesn't say that you change for the worse, even if it could be a possibility. It says that you become more the person you really were inside.
    And for me I think it's true. Maybe I'm wrong in generalizing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcontent View Post
    Augustus Hill: (narrating) If you listen to the poets, they'll tell you that a big, bad event in someone's life changes them. If you lose the woman you love or your legs, you suddenly find a kind of beauty inside yourself. That's what they say, the poets. Truth is, you don't. After a big, bad event, you only become more of the person you already were. It's after a big, bad event that you find out the real person you always were inside
    Nice .. I'd like to believe there is truth in that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcontent View Post
    Augustus Hill: (narrating) If you listen to the poets, they'll tell you that a big, bad event in someone's life changes them. If you lose the woman you love or your legs, you suddenly find a kind of beauty inside yourself. That's what they say, the poets. Truth is, you don't. After a big, bad event, you only become more of the person you already were. It's after a big, bad event that you find out the real person you always were inside


    I think it's absolutely the truth.
    It's not necessarily one or the other. Maybe the real person you always were inside is beautiful and you just never realized it until the traumatic event.
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    I perform best when things are at their worst. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcontent View Post
    What's your thoughts about this quote?
    It's in one of the best tv show ever, OZ


    Augustus Hill: (narrating) If you listen to the poets, they'll tell you that a big, bad event in someone's life changes them. If you lose the woman you love or your legs, you suddenly find a kind of beauty inside yourself. That's what they say, the poets. Truth is, you don't. After a big, bad event, you only become more of the person you already were. It's after a big, bad event that you find out the real person you always were inside


    I think it's absolutely the truth.
    This makes sense if you think about it in terms of Jungian Complexes. Bad events force one to deal with complexes and come to terms with aspects of themselves that they previously looked down upon - losing one's innocence, so to speak.

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