“What doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger.”
Although this holds very true, but the important bit here is “doesn’t kill me”. If adversity is so severe that it kills your spirit, then it does not strengthen you. Only a certain degree of hardship will make you stronger.
Sadje at Keep It Alive has expressed this view very well in her post on FPQ#20 here :
Fandango is asking about the validity of Nietzsche’s notion, so here is this week’s provocative question:
“Does hardship really make a person stronger? If you think so, under what conditions and at what point is it too much hardship? If you don’t buy that hardship makes a person stronger, what do you think does make a person stronger?”
If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.
And most important, have fun.
I have to qualify my answer.
The right type of hardship at the right time can build up the character of a person. But too much or/ and too consistent hardship can break a person completely.
If in raising…
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