posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 01:57 PM
My reply might be a bit long-winded - and maybe I am stating the obvious...
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger".
Looking at my perspective:
This is a very broad statement. If you think about it, it can cover virtually every aspect of your life, both physically and mentally.
If I were to graph this as a Japanese fan:
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
What doesn't kill you makes you strong.
What doesn't kill you makes you weak.
What doesn't kill you makes you weaker.
What doesn't kill you set you up to die.
"What doesn't kill you" - This is a description of any of the infinite possibilities for input in your sensory and non-sensory life.
"makes you stronger" .... "sets you up to die" - these are all the human possibilities for reaction - since the initial premise is that it
doesn't kill you - and of course we are talking about a reaction that occurs in time - just as the input can also occur in time - and both do not
have to correspond. This too is compounded by other inputs, as we are not lab rats in an ideally isolated environment.
If you die - you are released as far as this world is concerned - there are many arguments on this.
One human beings' perspective is NOT necessarily the same as another's from a psychological point of view.
- the mind is a subjective issue... there are no absolute measures of the mind - just relative measures of reaction and these are used to compare
against the "norm", in a statistical fashion to discover significant deviations that need treatment. Psychological treatment is prescribed for those
who define themselves as unable to cope/function from a mental perspective, with the world they live in - OR - for whom others cannot live with,
within certain reasonable expectations - in other words, some of these people cannot voice a concern with respect to their inability to function
So, it is necessary, for those who cannot function to find a means to do so. The others are deemed capable of finding a means of coping by
For people who are borderline in their inability to function, a reason chart is given, so that they can introspect in to their reasoning and draw
conclusions about the line of reasoning that they've taken - and revise this.
When you suffer physical illness, it becomes difficult to cope mentally, depending on the extent of the compromise of your physical abilities - and
even physical illness cannot always necessarily be rated in its effects from one person to another - it is also compounded by multiple physical
disabilities, if they exist.
Sickness of the physical kind can alter one's perspective, temporarily/permanently - because it has the potential to increase one's dependance on
others who are well - These others may cope in a normal situation, butmay not be equipped to deal with another's sickness, be it mental or
Even more unfortunate, is the fact that we are not independent of each other in a complete sense. If the bigger picture for a country/economy/support
systems are in disrepair: This affects people's ability to cope from many perspectives including physical and mental.
It helps to collect knowledge that fits in a bigger framework to create a complete human being, rather than trying to shoehorn everything in to one
Albeit, there are many a person who can benefit from a correction here/there. Yet, there are many who need an overall perspective and that number is
increasing. (ATSers should know).