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Ben Evans
9/12 Discussion
Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:50pm
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"The which does not kill us makes us stronger." -Friedrich Nietszche
I chose this quote because it reminds me of hardships and other difficulties that I have been through. I firmly agree with Nietszche in this quote. No matter what a human being goes through in life, they will always gain experience from whatever they may immersed in at the time. After someone goes through a difficult ordeal or a trying time of their life they learn and take something away from the difficulty. It is almost a guarantee that if a person is presented with a hardship similar to one they may have already overcome, the next time will be not exactly easier but less painful and more expected. I would like to say that this quote holds true to all scenarios, no matter how dark and twisted they may truly be, but sadly it falls deeply short on several life events. Events such as a death of a close family member, or the loss of a significant other due to reasons far beyond your grasp of control are never easier. But in his famous quote, Nietszche does not say life difficulties will become simple, but that we as a people become stronger and more capable and well equipped to deal with what is presented before us. At some times in our lives we come across situations that require more conviction and patience to triumph through the pain and suffering we experience. It has been my experience, that whenever I go through a serious slew of shit storms that I usually come out of them for the better, even if I make it out with a few less friends than I went into it with. Sometimes you just have to nut up or shut up and do what you have to do in order to preserve your own sanity and simply tell the rest of the world to hypothetically suck it. You will usually piss off some people in the process, but you end up the stronger after all is said and done. Even though Nietszche said it first, I think Kanye got the point across most accurately back in 2007.
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