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I Believe, What Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stranger

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    So True..

    I have had so many experiences that made me feel totally drained. There have been so many times when I thought I could never make it,I felt I didn't have the strength ,but here I am stronger than ever and those experiences I think made me who I am today.It gives me the...
    bellas31 bellas31 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2009

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    Add a Little Twist to This One.

    Complete the sentence in your own words. I Believe what does not kill me makes me?  
    ablmu65 ablmu65 41-45, M 14 Responses May 19, 2009

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    Stranger

    Best group I've seen in a while. And, true for me. We all get put through trials. No one comes out completely unscathed. Every experience we have affects our perspective on the very next experience we have. I read this somewhere recently and it keeps bugging me: Once you learn...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F Jun 10, 2010

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    Stranger And/or Stronger

    The quotation of Friedrich Nietzsche 'what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger' is one of the most famous in philosophy.  It's the expression of a very fundamental truth.  One who survives deadly experiences is enriched with all they can teach him.  Unusual...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Feb 26, 2010

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    I Am Stronger Now!!

    I was lost when my first and only boyfriend of 7 years, broke up with me. We were talking about getting married, and all of a sudden he broke up with me and told me that we were incompatible and that he still loved me but cannot  marry me. It  was a too severe blow and...
    hazylife hazylife 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2010

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    Found The Wrong Love

    SLEEPING WITH MY WORST ENEMMY MY HUSBAND
    poggio poggio 22-25, F Mar 16, 2012

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    Walking Outside

    There are days that I stay in bed all day(usually means I did'nt take my meds) an I sleep all day, an later I'll get up an feel like crap, an even though I know this is  I still do it.Sometimes if I just walk outside I instantly feel warm inside an STILL I...
    lefty4ever lefty4ever 36-40, F Nov 15, 2009

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    I Agree

    That is the most amazing piece of wisdom I have heard today
    jody123 jody123 36-40, M Jun 2, 2009

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    Alien Nonhuman That Is How

    lol i  longterm always live the strangest life ever imaginablequite heavyalso
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 1 Response Jan 12, 2010

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    So I higly recommend the happletea.

    com blog where this *****'s shamelessly plugged from, especially if you're not strongly attached to any particular faith. Not only is it full of humorous strips based on various mythologies, but each one is accompanied by little in-depth information about said myth. In this case...
    Faust76 Faust76 70+, M Aug 8, 2014

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    I Am Just Starting Ti Believe

    This is one of the things that doesn't kill me, so I am a stranger! Does it mean that my daughter shouldn't talk to me?
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 2 Responses May 18, 2009

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    Getting Stranger By the Minute

    My weirdness has been a coping mechanism for years... it's gotten me out of some sticky situations.  I have utilized my twisted wit for as long as I can rememeber.   I've even had people get the idea to fight me, I abhor violence so I would say something...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 2 Responses May 18, 2009

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    It Sounds Reasonable To Me

    There's not much doubt I'm strange, my thoughts on life and love often impress people (if they ask) as innocent and even naive while my actual life experience as a whole hasn't been. In words I tend to express and reflect on what I've experienced but my actions appear to...
    Powderblue Powderblue 36-40, F Nov 2, 2010

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    Twice As Strong

     Having nearly died on two occasions and being able to reflect upon them is really something. One used to scare the crap out of me, because I actually was really close to death it pretty much was the last sensation I experienced before I fell unconscious. Now its just a...
    TotallyAmazing TotallyAmazing 22-25, M Nov 15, 2009

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    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Family will treat you like crap. Instead of acting like blood, they act the opposite like strangers. Kicking you while you're down, sharing your downfalls with other members of...
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