Motivational Monday: Stronger

Remember: What doesn’t kill you makes you STRONGER!

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2 thoughts on “Motivational Monday: Stronger

  1. I do understand the message behind this saying, but there’s a rather broad grey area surrounding it that doesn’t get a mention

    If someone comes close to death and survives, be it illness, accident, earthquake, etc, they aren’t automatically ‘stronger’. They may be quite broken, physically, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually. The survivor can then shoulder an extra burden of guilt, that they aren’t powering along like they’re ‘supposed to’.

    I sometimes think these one-sentence ‘sound bites’ can be just as harmful as they are inspiring.

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    • I would disagree. While sound bites do not encompass ever possible meaning of what is being said, we as intelligent human beings can use our intellect to differentiate between a truly horrific, scarring incident, and those things that we endure but do in fact make us stronger better people. It is up to us, as human beings, to neither impart more meaning on a statement nor ignore its true meaning. I’m sure Kelly Clarkston was not trying to make rape, torture or abuse survivors feel that they should be stronger after what they have endured. She is speaking to the everday things we suffer and not to the atrocities inflicted by evil people.

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