What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.
If we think about this quotation in terms of true/false, we may say it is true and false at the same time. In terms of fuzzy logic it may be seen as having grades of truth and falsity.
The point isn’t if a quotation is true or false but how much it inspire and motivate us. This quotation motivate me a lot in tough times.
Though, this saying can be seen from two perspectives. On one hand, we may say that only in the battle field we become stronger. If we want to become stronger only by learning from others’ experiences there will be just a little improvement. Without going through tough situations, our character remain weak. On the other hand, if these tough events go beyond our human limits, they may make us weaker or even leave us with a horrible disability.
So, pay attention and don’t push too far your limits (if you can control the situation). If you find yourself in a situation you can’t control then you have to moderate your reactions in order not to hurt you. But don’t avoid the battle field, just there you’ll become stronger and stronger. The only condition is to master your reactions.