Wednesday, October 15

Hated aphorism

+ One of the aphorisms I hate the most: 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.' Obvious contradiction: Some things that don't kill us leave us maimed for life. Here's a supporting point I just ran across:
We’ve all heard that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, but that is a dangerous oversimplification. Many of the things that don’t kill you can damage you for life.
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5 comments:

Ken Hoop said...

Ok, but it's balanced somewhat by "Optimism is Cowardice."

kurt said...

i will quote you on this. nice.

Macon said...

you have good company at despair, naturally!

http://despair.com/adversity.html

Anonymous said...

Always left me very conflicted. :~\

Sean said...

Ken: Optimism can certainly be cowardice. then again, pessimism leads to a crabby life...

Kurt: thanks :-)

Macon: very nice! not sure i'd seen this one...

GSR: i'm surprised. don't you always go for all things tough? ;-)