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    Default That which doesn't kill you...

    Do you think that experiencing very difficult situations is generally something positive that leaves you stronger, or something that can leave you empty, worn out, and dejected?

    Share a difficult situation you've been through and whether or not you think it was beneficial for you in the long run and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    Do you think that experiencing very difficult situations is generally something positive that leaves you stronger, or something that can leave you empty, worn out, and dejected?

    Share a difficult situation you've been through and whether or not you think it was beneficial for you in the long run and why?
    I think initially you are left empty, worn out and dejected. When you get that fighting spirit back after you've dusted yourself down and got back on the horse, you feel positive and stronger.
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    I've had both happen to me.

    Some things are too traumatic to come out stronger and unscathed. Others were intense, painful but only temporary and were very educational.
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    That which doesn't kill you...
    ...has made its last mistake.

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    Maybe the phrase should have been "That which doesn't cripple you, makes you stronger.

    I'm lucky that the challenges I faced in the past were surmountable. If you made it through, then the mistake is a worthy life lesson. But if you don't? Then I guess it'll feel like a black mark against your record. You know how they portray it in books... they'll always come back to haunt you until you did manage to overcome them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    Do you think that experiencing very difficult situations is generally something positive that leaves you stronger, or something that can leave you empty, worn out, and dejected?
    I think it sort of does both simultaneously. Scars and injuries whether physical or psychological can be permanent, but the experience can also show a person more about their ability to adapt and find strength from other sources inside them. The more abstract types of injury I think play out much like the concrete ones. In the same way a visually impaired person's hearing becomes more adept, or someone who has lost the use of his legs might develop more upper body strength, someone with a psychological scar can develop other areas of strength that can compensate for the original loss.
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    That which doesn't kill you...

    ..cripples you...

    ...maybe.

    I believe that if people are willing to keep and open mind and learn, they can become stronger through difficulties.

    But it depends on the person so very much. I've seen people crumble under something that might not be considered that difficult. They've just completely given up and end up like wrecks. But there are also people who have gone through atrocious things and are the salt of the earth today. So, the outcome all depends on whatever.

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    That which doesn't kill you...
    ... reveals who and what you are.
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    I think it's about equal. I don't know that every bad experience I had improved me/made me stronger. Some very much the opposite. I really hate that phrase as well a God doesn't give more than you can handle and the like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceecee View Post
    I think it's about equal. I don't know that every bad experience I had improved me/made me stronger. Some very much the opposite. I really hate that phrase as well a God doesn't give more than you can handle and the like.


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