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Do difficulties and troubles make us stronger? We all know how people make a strong piece of metal. It goes to a fire and after some time to cold water. Then it becomes stronger than it was before. 
But, we are not a piece of metal. We are humans with feelings and even complexes sometimes :))
There was a story about a woman who was a slave and worked many years for one rich family(Some Asian country, as it says in a magazine ). She ran from that situation and people helped her to handle that. Psychologist tried to helped her and, unfortunately, they said that she will never learn to not be a slave in her mind. She hardly thinks about tomorrow, and has no idea how to plan the future. Sad to hear...

What situations in life made you stronger?
Do you think it's possible to learn only from other's mistakes?
Apr 4, 2018 9:41 PM
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There's a difference between things that are difficult and things that are damaging.
April 4, 2018
Difficulties and troubles make stronger only strong people and break those, who are weak. 
April 5, 2018
I don't believe "what doesnt kill us makes us stronger". How about losing our legs, arms, hands, … I think we would be very much weaker after that. Even with all our limbs intact, losing our liberty sat in prison would enfeeble us.
April 5, 2018

Just like ブリトン said, some situations can damage a person to a degree that is beyond repair.

In a way, one can compare the mind to a muscle. When we go to the gym for the very first time we stimulate the muscles in a way they were not used to. Then we feel sore the next day, but with some consistency, proper rest and nutrition the muscles become stronger and stronger each day. Now let's imagine another person goes to the gym for the very first time, spends 6 hours a day working out, (because "no pain, no gain", right?) without proper supervision, nutrition or rest. This last person will certainly damage the muscles instead of getting stronger. Not to mention that even if the second person would be following the first person's exact same workout program they would be likely to get completely different results, because each person has his individual traits.

Of course it will vary from person to person, but I strongly believe most situations can make you emotionally stronger once you train your mind to deal with it with the right mindset. Just like physical training, some people can easily convert external stress into internal stimulus whereas some need the help of a professional in order be emotionally prepared for the difficulties in life.

While I agree that we can learn from the mistakes of others, I think learning from our own mistakes can also have a strong impact on how we change the course of our lives after a bad decision.

By the way, are you ok with receiving grammar corrections from others? (You and anyone else here can feel free to correct mine...)

April 4, 2018
All I have been through made me stronger Apparently but in my side smashed and dead
April 7, 2018
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