They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
What I want to know is who the hockey sticks “they” is?
I know one of them is Kelly Clarkson, but what team of “they” told her? Whoever “they” are, “they” know how to make it sound good. But is it right? There are things that make you stronger when you come out on the other side of them, sure, but everything isn’t that way.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…unless it’s:
- A bullet wound
- The flu
- Repeated rejection
- Lack of exercise
- Little Debbie Cakes
- Getting hit by a car
- A snake bite
- A Concussion
- Mountain Lions
I could go on, but I think you can cover the rest. Just think about it today. When you hear Kelly Clarkson on the radio, I want you to yell out something that doesn’t make you stronger just because it didn’t kill you.
And if you think I’m wrong, consider this:
Someone shoots you in the arm. You get an infection. You eventually develop something very much like the flu. You go to the doctor, he treats you, sends you a bill you can’t pay. You ask for help, get told no. You ask for help again, get told no again. You ask your special someone to hold you, but they don’t have time for you so you go cuddle with the dog. The dog leaves you to frolic with the cat (he hates the cat). You begin to get depressed and stop exercising. You eat lots of debbie cakes and visit McDonald’s on a daily basis. On one of your frequent visits to McDonald’s you get hit by a car. You get thrown from the car into a snake infested bush. You get bitten by a snake before you even hit the ground, but when you hit the ground, you get a concussion.
Now you’re laying in the forest waiting for the mountain lions.