|A better saying than 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger'.|
WHAT doesn't kill you makes you stronger, they say.
What? You 'aving a laugh! Think about it; how can this possibly be true?
How about being hit by a massive chest infection and spending the rest of your life in an iron lung? How about a whopping accident which has paralysed you from the neck down? Or a severe mental trauma which has left you a gibbering wreck? How about being forced to watch back-to-back episodes of Are You Being Served? (For my American friends who have never heard of this sitcom, take a look at this.)
Stronger? I don't think so.
(Although watching this video I have to confess to a wry smile or two - it was so awful it was almost good!)
I much prefer the motto at the top of the page. You can cope with all life throws at you if you have a sense of humour, although the knocks and nibbles will warp and distort that sunny disposition until it makes it altogether more dark and stormy.
You learn how to cope. Other people may throw up their hands in horror at your weird way of dealing with a situation but who cares? Look, if I want to stick pins into a wax effigy of my ex, that's what I'll do because it makes me feel better. If I want to block out the world with inappropriate gangsta rap played at maximum volume, then do I'll do it.
What doesn't kill you doesn't necessarily make you stronger but use it and abuse it and you might just come out the other side.
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