If You Recover.

The phrase ‘whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ is false.

I love the sentiment and intention behind it.

Most of the time I hear it used, it is true.

I typically hear it used relation to a specific stressful event.

For example: a hard workout, a difficult conversation, or an injury.

However, I fear there are some out there who apply this phrase to chronic stressors.

For example: daily anxiety, poor diet, or sleeping too little.

These types of chronic stressors are not making you stronger.

So perhaps it would be better to say:

‘Whatever doesn’t kill you today will make you stronger tomorrow if you recover from it properly.’

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