This I Believe

Megan - Wichita, Kansas
Entered on November 15, 2006
Age Group: Under 18

Inspiration from a Quote

A very wise philosopher, by the name of Friedrich Nietzsche, once stated: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” I believe this quote is 100% true and that a person only becomes a better person from having gone through experiences and obstacles in life.

I have learned in my life that when something bad happens, I tend to turn into a depressed and lost person. Then I wake up and realize that I have to be strong to be able to get over what I am going through. When I lose someone close in my life, I feel the need to hide in a dark corner, but yet I learn that I am only pushing myself down and I can learn from any hardships that come in to my life. I believe if I can make it through hard times in my life and come out of it surviving, I will be stronger in mind. If I make mistakes that cost me and I learn from them, that also makes me a stronger person. The only way this would fail would be if I made the same mistake twice, and never learned from it. Most people have circumstances and situations in their lives that they have to overcome and the easy way is to give up, but this is not an option for me. When I face a challenge, I do not give in. By working through the difficulty, I become a stronger person and I am prepared to face other challenges. I enlighten myself from these challenges and look for ways to overcome so that I can gain knowledge and grow. Overcoming a challenge is done by being optimistic and looking for new and innovative ways in which to solve the problem. Being creative will open the door for new opportunities in the future. Obstacles could be as complex as starting a new school and making new friends, and being able to overcome that; or as simple as tripping on the stairs and overcoming the embarrassment. The level of importance does not matter in the ness a person can acquire from the situation.

A person can learn from their mistakes by being optimistic and seeing the positive. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” is a quote in which I believe deeply in.