I Hate People Saying What Dosn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

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    Stronger Or Colder

    i really do hate this saying because not only is it dismissive of a person's situation, the magnitude it had for them or the toll it's taken on them; i find it is said by well meaning people to placate pacify even stifle the complaints of people going through unimaginable...
    tulick tulick
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Apr 28, 2008

    I Hate My Family and the Strangers At School

    RIGHT NOW I AM PISSED AND THINKING OF SUICIDE BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? I CANT DO THAT!!! I AM TOO WEAK I AM A F^CKING COWARD AND NOTHING MORE. EVERYTIME I TELL COUNSELORS,FRIENDS,ADULTS,AND SH!T THEY SIT THERE AND TELL ME THAT POVERTY AINT THAT BAD OR THAT THINGS WILL GET BETTER...
    lilfallenangel lilfallenangel
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 23, 2008

    Puh-leeze

      If that's the case  what about theifs who've went to jail got out, then went back for the same crime? How is that stronger? What about drug users, out one minute in the next? Stronger...lies..all lies
    lostprophet lostprophet
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

    Yeah Right...

    those were the ones standing on the sidelines saying," Come now, it wasn't so bad." I agree with everyone in this group.  
    penguinswon penguinswon
    51-55
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2008

    It May Not Kill You, But You May Wish You Were Dead

    This is one of those things people say to you when they don't know what else to say, "What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger." I try to take into consideration that they are only trying to help.  I might just smile and nod but on the inside I am slapping...
    autimom autimom
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 11, 2008

    Philosophical Bullshit!

    People who say this, not only don't know what else to say, but  have never experienced truly devastating life events. "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" is the epitome of philosophical drivel and bullshit!  It is illogical, it is irrational, and it's flat out wrong...
    BoulderCOGuy BoulderCOGuy
    56-60
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2011

    Please don't say it to me

    "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" BULLSHIT! I'm 36yrs old and up until this point my life has pretty much sucked.  I'll write the condensed version.  My mother was married and divorced 3 times when I was a kid, the 1st husband(my father) ditched us...
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    16 Responses Jul 22, 2008

    ...and Also I'm Not Interested In What "god" Does Or Does Not Think I Can Handle...

    It isn't philosophically true. It isn't even medically true. You can survive illness, disease, injury and carry the scars forever. Polio. Surviving polio does not make you stronger, but crippled for the rest of your life. As someone who has struggled with lifelong depression, no...
    Antigone2283 Antigone2283
    31-35
    1 Response Jan 16, 2013

    Sylvia Mack..(not Her Realname)

    When we were younger everyone called Sylvia, saliva. Her second name, Mack become muck and she was laughed and teased everyday with a barrage of variations on the mucky spit theme. Sylvia Mack - saliva muck - spit dirt - muck breath - pig girl - and so on . what did she ever do...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Jun 30, 2008

    **** This Phrase!

    All the crap is not MAKING ME STRONGER..  it eats away my being in small little torturing bites..  sucks my soul out like the Dementors of Harry Potter.. This phrase is total B*LLSH*T!  ~ come on people, we can do better than this ~
    DrewBerry DrewBerry
    46-50, F
    18 Responses Aug 10, 2008
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