Broken or strong?

“Life breaks us all and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”Ernest Hemingway

You know what they say… what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But I suppose that what doesn’t kill you simply makes you wish it did. And then, if you somehow find enough inner strength to go on, builds you up.

The things is, all that matters is the power that resides within us. It’s the power to be in control, to handle everything life throws at you.

But remember: what you give power to has power over you.

So don’t give up your power, don’t let the world break you. Fight on, no matter what. And, besides, strength is just the ability to keep moving forward long after you thought you couldn’t go on.

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10 comments on “Broken or strong?

  1. Mike says:

    Love the quote by Hemingway. I would like to make the comparison to a workout. Your muscles must breakdown before they build up.

  2. “If you’re going through hell, keep going” Winston Churchill, has worked well for me in many a tight spot over the years.

  3. Tan-Nguyen says:

    Sometimes strength isn’t enough. Need support of those around you.

  4. This is like an encouraging marker in a long marathon. The bright color lets you know you’ve come too far to give up now. Thanks, Christian!

  5. “Rise and rise again until the lambs become lions”

    Heard that recently and thought whoaaaa…. Yes to that!

  6. Mom Sees All says:

    It may make us stronger but it’s gonna hurt.

  7. cheetahs says:

    We are living in a “dog eat dog” society. It is all about self-centredness and self-satisfaction. Gone are the days of community participation on a reasonable scale. We do not even know our neighbors. In some countries, neighbors are spying on each other. There are even something called “Neighbor Law”. It is sad that trust is no more.

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