What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Maybe it worked in his era. To the kind of people and idiocies he was subjected to. Maybe it does still work. But what it is not is: all-exhaustive or all-encompassing.
What doesn’t kill us, can however, have the capacity to maim us. So does it mean that a maimed body is better than a dead one? Or does it mean we don’t get to choose. Or perhaps the body isn’t what we talk about at all. It is the BRAIN isn’t it?
Either way, the unsaid theory remains that the BRAIN learns a lesson from the event that did not kill us, and so will make us STRONGER to NOT succumb to the same event again. What if the BRAIN does not learn, and succumbs to the same event twice and perhaps thrice?
It hence follows that the said BRAIN is not worth strengthening in the first place.
Corollary that can follow:
What doesn’t kill us, has missed it’s frikin’ mark.