Sunday, September 11, 2011

Taking Issue

Who said, "That which does not kill me makes me stronger"?  I'm seriously hoping it wasn't Jesus 'cause I've never yet disagreed with anything He's said.

This idea sounds grand when you aren't being challenged (likely I've said it a time or two myself), but come testing day, it frankly stinks.  I won't be saying it anymore.

(BTW:  I looked it up.  It was Friedrich Nietzsche in Twilight of the Idols back in 1888.  Remind me not to read it.)

1 comment:

Lori said...

Yeah, not a fan of that phrase either. No matter the truth (or lack thereof), it's not something I like. Who asked to be stronger anyway? Does it really make us stronger, or just more prepared should God forbid something else that doesn't kill us (but makes us want it to!) come along???? I have always hated it when people have used that with me and especially in the last 22 months! I've wanted to say, "Oh yeah? Why didn't it? Most days, that's the way I'd have preferred it." I have a feeling that would shut them up (ha ha) but really, the (hopefully) gracious me realizes that they are just trying to make me feel better about getting through something horrible (as if I really had much of a feasible choice). So...I'll give that to you...take it is a compliment that you are persevering, determined and committed!!!!!! Voila! A great phrase now, right? (Feel free to shake your head "No!" vigorously! I'd understand!) xoxoxo