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Catherine Clark
9/12 Discussion
Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:27pm
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I always have and always will be a firm believer in the quote “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” by Friedrich Nietszche. It is something that I have always seen as important to remember, especially when faced with a difficult task or challenging obstacle in life. Life can throw curve balls at you, and if you're not ready for them, they can knock you down. However if you don’t die from it, you can learn from it, and it’ll only make you stronger in the end.

When I was 16, my best friend attempted suicide. It was possibly the scariest thing that has ever happened in my life, because about a year before, I had considered doing the same thing. I knew how he felt, and I understood what he was going through. Life can get to be so much and it’s difficult to see the point in it all. The world is so messed up, people are stupid, nothing makes sense, and it’s easier to just run away from it all. But most of the time the easiest way isn’t the best way. I’ve learned from my mistakes, and I’ve learned from the mistakes of others as well, and now I know that fighting through the moments of weakness is so important because it is just one moment— one single moment— as apposed to an entire lifetime with the satisfaction of being able to get through it as a stronger person.

This quote is so relevant to my life because today I am so much stronger than I was a few years ago. Yes, I’ve been through tough shit, but so has everyone else. I’ve had to realize that everyone goes through rough patches in their lives, and everyone deals with it differently. Some people have it worse than me, so who am I to complain? Life is a constant war between you and the world, and sometimes the battles can be pretty tough. But the point of it all is to be able to make it out as a better, wiser, stronger person in the end.

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