"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

What doesnt Kill you makes you stronger! Right?

So.. is that statement true?
There are two arguments to this statement..

1. Agreeing on that it will make you stronger...
So more experiences throughout life may hurt you more and more... and when in the process of getting hurt, you are somehow less vulnerable every time it hits... It makes you more aware of life, and you can learn from your mistake and avoid'em next time around, but that doesnt mean that you will get hurt less... but it does make you stronger and ready to fight it faster. Been there, done this, done that! So really... lots of bad experiences in life does make you stronger.... IF it doesn't kill you first :-P

2. Disagreeing on that it will make you stronger...
Say that some people get into a car accident and then are left disabled for life! Not just car accidents, but also some diseases too... Take dementia for example. A person's mental state will deteriorate... translation = it is affecting the mental state but doesn't really kill you.. and even when trying to fight it... you are not getting any stronger!!

For the most part.. I think I agree... maybe when going down the hill you dont like the process, and you feel rather weaker than stronger... then when you beat it.. you become stronger... now think for a moment, what does it make you stronger for? For the next time it hits?

5 comments:

skunk said...

i've always agreed with that saying.... but it is conditional.

you do have to deteriorate to a degree and wallow in self pity cos that in itself is part of the getting stronger thingy.

cos if you dont then youre just in denial.

it makes you stronger after but you gotta go thru the crap first, and its the getting yourself out of the crap that makes you stronger

Ansam said...

as I said... makes you stronger if it doesnt kill you in the process :-)

LayDeeLay said...

well..it does make u stronger.. but it doesnt make t next hit any easier though:(..i guess experiences make us more aware of how human we are...coz a lot of us always think "that could never happen to me!"..n then it does..more than once..i disagree wt "doesn't really kill you.. and even when trying to fight it... you are not getting any stronger"..even for sm1 whoz hit wt a grave illness..its t strenght tht one deals wt it n gets through every passing day that teaches t people around u to appreciate life more..

Ansam said...

laydeelay! long time no post!

LayDeeLay said...

:o(im sorry..been busy wt work n those darn books...

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