I "What Does Not Kill Me, Will Only Make Me Stronger"

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    Stepped on a M-8 Rifle grenade from 1944.

    Dug up a pineapple grenade from same era. Was lead on disaster recovery projects and historic and prehistoric cemeteries. Life is short enjoy it.
    spaten74 spaten74
    41-45, M
    Feb 6, 2015

    Stronger, seriously? Then

    why do I feel like I am dying inside since the day you walked away from my life. What you did has ruined me beyond fixed. Damn you! May Karma slap you in the face one day. #hurt
    TinkerbellChica TinkerbellChica
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    .......and what doesn't allow me to reach you

    through that god damn computer screen means you live another day regardless of how I'd like to choke the ever loving **** out of that neck of yours! So yes.. what doesn't kill me, will only make me stronger - and what doesn't allow me the freedom to kill you makes you lucky.
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2015

    i think i can make it

    though anything after what i have been though the 11 years. it started with me going to Iraq back in 04. when i sign up i knew that I would be going to war it was just a matter of time when and where i'll be going. well in 2004 i found out i was going to the sandbox as we...
    jsmith19941978 jsmith19941978
    36-40, M
    Jan 29, 2015

    The day I came in the world I had fight

    for my life. My mom passed away from child birth. My dad didn't want me because I am in a wheelchair. A lot of people have counted me out .I have gotten some support from my friends and the government and the school. I will be a teacher and show kids with disabilities that you...
    me0883 me0883
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jan 18, 2015

    Knocked down 7 times,

    got up 8. Life is full of ups and downs but each experience has taught me a life lesson and turned me into a person that never quits no matter what. It has made me a stronger person. I may not win today but as long as I keep going and don't quit, I will eventually win.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2015

    I used to have a job

    as a waiter at my rich neighbour's lodge. That was my first job. And it will possibly be the worst job that I would ever have. I lasted for 1 year and 3 months. Actually I didn't even complete my last month as a waiter. I got into a big argument with my neighbour (the owner and...
    ElJuan35 ElJuan35
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 14, 2015

    I have been hurt so many ******* Times I feel

    broken and weak but I am still living God helps me and the devil can't touch me
    savigirl14 savigirl14
    18-21, F
    Jan 4, 2015
    The1960texan The1960texan
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Dec 18, 2014

    I know this well,as do many others.

    We have all suffered at some point. I could make a long list. But I know there are millions worse off than me. My father told me pain is fear leaving the body. I should be fearless, but I'm not may never be, but I'm a tuff little B. When all else fails theres music. ! song that...
    FiestySecret FiestySecret
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2014

    so today I got beat up,

    by a friend because someone said I stole from him... he kicked my *** and I let him cuz when he got tired I stood up and only got stronger so I kicked his *** for being stupid.
    mgji1996fireseer mgji1996fireseer
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

    Over the last couple weeks I've learn the only

    one I can trust is myself and if chose to go to the latter side of my trust I and I alone play for the consequences of the aftermath! With that being said I chose to just go it along for the reality is that when find someone or something to believe in who owns or control the...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 8, 2014

    So today I got to help cut

    and move this tree from this women yard and after we cut it down we cut it up so we could move it from the drive way but we didn't get all moved so I be spending this week working to move it all but Monday I'm so sore from my shoulders down and plus this spring I be move some...
    bloodstream11 bloodstream11
    22-25, M
    Dec 7, 2014

    I'm not so sure about this anymore.

    More like "What doesn't kill me scars me for life and could also cause major insecurities,loss of self worth,and problems I don't know how to solve"
    leadmenot leadmenot
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2014

    They say, the passage of time will heal all

    wounds. But the greater the loss, the deeper the cut. And the more difficult the process to become whole again. The pain may fade, but scars serves as a reminder of our suffering. And make the bearer all the more resolved, never to be wounded again. So as time moves along, we...
    iwasinluv iwasinluv
    26-30, F
    Nov 22, 2014

    So I lost my lifelong best friend of 25 years

    on Wednesday at half-past midnight. He died from complications of an operation to remove a terminal brain tumour. It was the saddest most painful experience of my life, and whilst having medical knowledge helped me comprehend his situation and appreciate his lack of pain, it...
    jahosijhs jahosijhs
    31-35, M
    7 Responses Nov 8, 2014
    Sproketsocet Sproketsocet
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Oct 23, 2014

    I have learned to accept

    that the abuse I suffered in my youth was a blessing. A painful blessing. A blessing that still causes me pain and fear. But a blessing nonetheless. I learned how to be strong. I learned an appreciation for life because there were many times I didn't believe I could survive. It...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2014

    In my lifetime, I have experienced a lot of joy

    and a whole lot of pain. Physical, emotional, spiritual...I think that we go through things that will ultimately change us for the good or bad. Depending on which road you take. Every day we are all faced with a fork in the road, not always gonna take the path we should take...
    MsUnderstanding MsUnderstanding
    36-40, F
    Oct 16, 2014

    I have been a hard working man all my life.

    I also got fired a couple times, unjustly I may add. # years after leaving the WTC in NYC, my towers didn"t exist anymore. When I lost my last job in Brooklyn, nothing really bad happened but I felt a huge relief now seeing all those wonderful people I worked with, Every...
    BigDave1965 BigDave1965
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 26, 2014

    America soldier I'm just trying to be a

    father Raise a daughter and a son Be a lover to their mother Everything to everyone Up and at 'em, bright and early I'm all business in my suit Yeah, I'm dressed up for success From my head to my boots I don't do it for the money There's bills I can't pay I don't do it for...
    bloodstream11 bloodstream11
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Sep 14, 2014


        YET ANOTHER TEST OF STRENGTHEphesians 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers...
    Sandalwood3 Sandalwood3
    41-45, F
    Sep 10, 2014

    A message to Pain, Misery,

    Despair and Self Pity. .....You thought you'd win didn't you? Thought you'd add my soul to the collection. Thought it would sit and wallow in its own fear and doubt along with all the others you have claimed? All those you have swallowed up, never to be seen again? Well...
    Contentio Contentio
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Sep 7, 2014

    Its true. it will only make me stronger

    as a person. It might not be pleasant but at least in the end i will have gained something from it.
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2014

    I know this well,as do many others.

    We have all suffered at some point. I could make a long list. But I know there are millions worse off than me. My father told me pain is fear leaving the body. I should be fearless, but I'm not may never be, but I'm a tuff little B. When all else fails theres music. ! song that...
    TheBeastsPenetratingBlade TheBeastsPenetratingBlade
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2014

    I know this for a fact

    after everything I've been through in my life I think I'm a better person more cerebral and less physical and more conscious of peoples feelings and needs than before my accident and I've learned there is always a way no matter how impossible it looks.
    Wheels64 Wheels64
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 19, 2014

    This is kind of crap.

    Ive been through situations where it should have killed me. In a way it has made me strong but yet also weak. I still harbor a lot of hurt and pain from the past. I can't get past some things that happened to me. And it has left me a mistrusting person. I have a husband which i...
    WhisperingEchoes WhisperingEchoes
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2014

    This statement is just

    so much hogwash! Tell this to all the Fibromyalgia sufferers and tuberculosis victims. Let me tell you about my first marriage that broke me so bad emotionally that I have never been the same since. I believe the coiner of this phrase was G. Gordon Liddy. He is the convicted...
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    1 Response Aug 17, 2014

    I'm 47, last year I gave up my home of 12 years,

    well paid job and my closeness to daughter & friends to move to the other end of the country to care for my father during and after a health emergency. The choice was that or full time care for them by 'strangers' who may well be 'foriegners' at great cost, the 3 things my aged...
    LuckyJonny LuckyJonny
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2014
    dove9 dove9
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2014

    My wife and I have been separated

    for 6 months. Her living with her parents and me in our house. However tomorrow reality will hit she has rented a house signed a year lease and I have to move her into it. I could sense reconciliation was probably not gonna happen , but tomorrow it will become reality. We have...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2014
    painfulwedgiegirl painfulwedgiegirl
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 5, 2014
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150
    22-25, M
    Aug 3, 2014

    I'm a firm believer in this

    and I also think that everything happens for a reason. The best feeling in the world is when you are hit with a hurricane, but you can stand through it smiling and saying I will make it through this alright. :) So, smile and trudge on!
    mcatH2O mcatH2O
    26-30, F
    Aug 2, 2014

    I have been through a lot in my life

    and was always told how to fix things. It took a while but I realized I had to listen to myself as well as teach myself the way. I had to build my own path and not let someone else do it for me... These are the steps I have taken... I thought I had to have sex to be happy... I...
    tig1991 tig1991
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2014

    Have a cry...it's ok to cry,

    it's called being human. what doesn't kill us, does make us stronger, but you must take the time to process and reflect, the situation, cry it out, and when you're ready, to move on, you will know. Don't let anyone tell you when that time, is, no one can tell you how to feel...
    Luckycharm2014 Luckycharm2014
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2014

    obviously .... if a worst situation i have to

    handle and i make through it safely than as an outcome it convert me into a stronger being than before...i am experiencing some type of mind shaking situations in my life and i can feel like as a result it will retard me or make me stronger than ever ,it opened some new deeper...
    sincerehuman sincerehuman
    26-30, F
    Jun 22, 2014

    I found out I was adopted

    when sister told me during an argument as a 10 year old. Ironically this was probably a blessing in disguise because I didn't truly understand what it meant. I slowly grew in to the concept that I was not born to my mother, and that I was possibly rejected by my biological...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 16, 2014

    A lot of emotionally testing events have

    occurred lately and though I may feel like it is the end I know it isn't. I understand that I am better than whatever that had happened. It will be murder trying to get back to the feeling I had before things got hairy. Feel like I am being repetitive. I am sure eventually I...
    Shiznitone Shiznitone
    22-25, M
    Jun 9, 2014

    What doesn't kill me will make me stronger.

    I have been through a lot of ups and downs in my life .Some things were a lot more pleasant and easier to go through than others and a lot of times I didn't know if I had ´╗┐the strength in me to make it through it but I took a deep breath and carried my way through it and here I...
    janie43 janie43
    46-50, F
    Jun 4, 2014

    This is very true as long

    as you don't let whatever it was really get you down. You need to learn from your hardship and let it become a strength instead of letting it be a constant thorn in your foot that you feel every time you take a step. That thorn will keep poking you until you are able to...
    Jericho7 Jericho7
    36-40, M
    May 15, 2014

    This title should be a bit more specific

    or give room for exceptions. There are exceptions in regards to almost everything, right? What does not kill me will make me stronger. The thought makes me want to go out and test people ; do some "research" if you will. Heck, it's been done to me. I guess I'd have sign on the...
    Forgettotrust Forgettotrust
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 4, 2014

    The reason this is so true to me,

    is because I am a sayan. Only anime, manga people may get that.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Apr 22, 2014

    I loved a person dearly.

    I still do but I can't be with him. I know that it hurts like hell when we parted ways but it didn't kill me. not physically. it seemed to kill a part of my spirit though. I know I'm stronger because I felt his love, felt love in my life. love so unconditional, so passionate...
    Melody47 Melody47
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 20, 2014

    This title should be a bit more specific

    or give room for exceptions. There are exceptions in regards to almost everything, right? What does not kill me will make me stronger. The thought makes me want to go out and test people ; do some "research" if you will. Heck, it's been done to me. I guess I'd have sign on the...
    Forget2Trust Forget2Trust
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Apr 12, 2014

    I'm becoming stronger everyday

    and I'm going to make you regret leaving me. And the day you finally come to your senses and try to come back will be the day I stand up and leave. NEVER FORGET --!--
    NeeverForget NeeverForget
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2014

    Sounds cool! We burned draft cards

    and preached love and peace. And you know what. We got older, had families, and became passives. And no! It didn't make us stronger. I think we are fast becoming what we feared . . . Like our parents.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 3, 2014

    Actually, what does not kill you

    when it injures you makes your immune system weaker and hastens your death.... Think Black Lung.... Or cancer.... Or the Plague.... Or pneumonia...
    bitlord bitlord
    Mar 30, 2014

    A man was walking home

    when he spotted a butterfly struggling to get out of her cocoon. He watched her for several hours, trying to squeeze out of the tiny hole. Then she stopped, as if she could go no further.Feeling sorry for the helpless creature, the man took a pair of scissors and cut away the...
    KalonaAyeliski KalonaAyeliski
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2014

    That's one way of putting it!

    I like the other way better: "I believe what doesn't kill you simply makes you.........stranger!"
    Whoami30 Whoami30
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 26, 2014
    LuckyJonny LuckyJonny
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2014

    I've died twice in my lifetime - As a child we

    where at a bathing spot, and my brother and our friends could all swim.. I felt so alone standing with water only up to my hips while the rest of them where out swimming I got so angry so I figured it couldn't me that difficult so I told them I could swim too.. They of course...
    mmx3 mmx3
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 1, 2014

    I guess..............

    EvilMiracle EvilMiracle
    1 Response Mar 1, 2014

    I love this phrase as it is

    so true. As a Therapist I can relate to this and also as a sufferer of depression, anxiety and numerous mental health problems. My life has been a nightmare, and I take comfort in this saying...I am a survivor of life and everyday its one thing I always recite to myself.
    AX5625 AX5625
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Feb 28, 2014

    I love this one. I may sometimes forget myself

    when the depression kicks in. But I never forget my purpose for doing what I do for family and friends. Also I have a certain amount of people to stress out during the day. I have no time for poor me ****. I have a life to live that us worth living. You guys don't get rid if...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell
    41-45, M
    Feb 22, 2014

    This is what they say,

    but I wonder sometimes just how much stronger a person can get? Shouldn't I be able to move mountains by now? And do you ever wonder if whatever is causing you the heartache or pain if it involves another person, that perhaps it is for their benefit, their change, not yours...
    AnnieAlways AnnieAlways
    46-50, F
    Feb 21, 2014

    It is said that god never gives you more

    than you can handle....well god must think Im a bad *** lol. I have endured heartbreak, injuries from the military, vehicles crashing into my body (long story on those), emotional injuries, life crashing down around me, obstacles in my way and the feeling of something holding me...
    EarthBear2784 EarthBear2784
    26-30, M
    Feb 16, 2014

    The latest experience group

    which I have joined is pretty much one that sums up a lot of the bad breaks I have gotten in my life such as what happened in the very first story I ever posted in EP right up to the losses of my stepmother to cancer two years ago this coming April and my brother to suicide ten...
    ultrasensitive ultrasensitive
    51-55, M
    Feb 16, 2014

    Four years ago my house burnt down,

    while I was in it. I lost everything. I had to walk bare foot in town the next day to buy shoes. I only had pants because my mum happened to have a pair of mine. My face got a big burnt but recovered. People feel bad for me but to be honest I am completely happy. It is truly...
    Jbonha Jbonha
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Feb 15, 2014
    EntrepGuy EntrepGuy
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 13, 2014
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