What Does Not Kill Us? Essay

1261 Words Oct 17th, 2016 6 Pages
Over the course of my life I have faced many obstacles physically, mentally, and spiritually. From the deaths of loved ones and friends, to the mud pits and physical hells of being a Marine, the trials and tribulations of my life are many. I brought them upon myself in a way because I made the decisions that have brought me to where I am today, submitting an essay in hopes of getting into a field where I will never work another day of my life. You see life itself is the hardest thing I have had to deal with. It is the one thing that has knocked me down enough times to make me question whether getting back up is worth it. The pain of never again talking to the ones I have lost weighs heavily on me and having to watch the house of cards I carefully constructed fall in a flurry of emotions makes it seem pointless at times. Life has taken me years to conquer, and is the most challenging obstacle I have overcome. The age old saying of what does not kill us, makes us stronger holds true for me. In order for anything to grow stronger it must be used until it almost reaches the point of failure. In the world of weightlifting that means constant controlled abuses in the form of repetitions intended to break the muscle down, but once the day is over and the weightlifter has finished their reps, there is still work to be done. They must nourish and rest the muscle, otherwise they risk pain and permanent damage. The same can be said about life, and is something that has taken me many…

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