What doesn’t kill you…Posted: December 18, 2013 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: adversity, dealing with adversity, ecards, facing adversity, ripping off a band aid, what doesn't kill you, what makes you stronger 8 Comments
Doesn’t make you stronger. They lied.
Ok, maybe the first few times one encounters a non-fatal, strengthening adversity. Maybe it works then. But over and over and over? Time and again? Nope. It no longer makes you stronger. It chips away at pieces of your soul. It slowly yet painfully tugs at the very essence of who you are. Think gently pulling at a Band-Aid instead of just yanking it off. That tiny tug doesn’t seem like much in context, but really, each tug hurts — a lot.
That’s how it is with repeated adversity. A chipping. A tugging. It’s bullshit, for lack of a better word.
It makes me quite unpleasant to be around.
It makes me question the karmic justice.Pardon the language, but it’s true.
thank you, google images.
Ok, I think I’ll give you a flamethrower for Christmas. You can probably come up with a few good uses for it.
Right there with you today.
Nietzsche famously said ‘Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ But what he failed to stress is that it almost kills you. Disappointment stings and, for driven, successful people like yourselves it is disorienting. What Nietzsche should have said is, ‘Whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you watch a lot of Cartoon Network and drink mid-price Chardonnay at 11 in the morning.’ – Conan O’Brien
Yep. Too many slow tugs on that bandaid, indeed. ~Catherine
We are on the same wavelength for sure . . . so sick of people who say — “What’s the prob, your cancer is gone now, right?”
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Of course they lied. But if they had told the truth, then you wouldn’t have those great google images 🙂
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