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Katie Blanquicet
Discussion #2
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:20pm
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I chose the quote by Friedrich Nietszche. I think in many ways things that don't kill you make you stronger. I mean that physically, mentally, and emotionally. Prime example of how it is physically true: Last night I went out with my pledge sisters. All the girls who live on the hill walked together and we all wore wedges. We started off in the grid and made our way to fifth street. This morning I woke up to this giant gash on my right knee and a twisted left ankle. I also have a few smaller cuts. To make my point, I woke up this morning feeling alright and got breakfast. I didn't die last night from all the injuries, and I think I'm a little stronger from that. I would also like to point out that the more you drink, the more you develop a better sense of how much your body can take so if you don't die from drinking those nights, I think you get a little stronger. I think another general example is getting into fights. I've never been in one but I think after the first couple of times you get beat up, you learn some skills to help you become a better and stronger opponent. I think you get stronger mentally and emotionally when you experience traumatic events. Something could be said for divorce, I think that is emotionally draining and I've been told that it's like a death in the family which takes a tole on someone. My parents are divorced and when it first happened I didn't really know what to do or how to feel. But honestly I think I've grown a lot from that. I'm sure that happens for a lot of other people but at the same time I think a lot of children can't handle it. They stay mad at their parents which I don't think is appropriate. Obviously that didn't kill you, it made you mature which made your mind stronger. I think a lot of experiences leave you scarred, mentally and physically, I mean honestly, my knee hurts pretty bad, but I'm still alive and I think I'm a little stronger for getting up and going to my classes this morning.

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