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Strong women are not born – they arise from difficult life experiences

I recently read an interesting article that I completely agree with. Here are just a few thoughts of this article.

Life can be difficult. For some in particular.

Some of them are going through a tough ordeal. They are addicted to addictions such as overeating, alcohol, smoking, various drugs, shopping, and many others. Still, others do not give – they, through difficult experiences,  grow, prosper, become stronger and better people. They overcome all the difficulties and the hardest trials, they learn from their mistakes. They are flying even higher than they ever imagined. They are like a Phoenix rising from the ashes.

These women are known to be strong, independent women who will not clone – never and no one. To many, their strength and relentlessness are terrifying; many get on their nerves with their courage and determination. Because they are reminded of everything they are not themselves.

  • Do you agree with these facts?

    • Yes
    • No


What do you think?

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  1. this is so true.
    Power comes from within us. We cannot let others take our power away. We rise! Many women are encouraged to step back, to allow things to flow around them. But that is a sad reality of our world. We should, no we are all equal and should act accordingly!

      • i always find it so sad that people have to do that. My mom fought that battle for many years. My mother-in-law fought that battle for many years. My wife has fought that battle for many years.

        I wished once that my daughter would not have to fight.
        but sadly she has to fight now as well.

        Thank you – what a great thought-provoking post!

  2. I am not sure that I agree, completely.

    Some of our potential, I think, we are actually born with.

    God tells us, in the Christian Bible, that he looks at our heart, to determine our worthiness for his chosen role for us.

    “The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

    This quote is from the Old Testament Bible book of 1 Samuel, chapter 16, verse 7.

    At what stage then, does the heart become worthy of God choosing it, from birth, from experiences, or in other words, how did David acquire a heart like this, worthy of being chosen by God?

    I would say that each soul is born into a particular body, with a certain type of a heart given to it too, depending on what God has in mind for them, in their lives.

    And yet, we all also have the freedom to keep our own particular heart open to God, or to close it off early, or alter it, and so just operate, apart from God, only just in our own minds.

    God sees who remains open to him, and to love. David did so. He always loved his God.

    I guess, though, that if we have made the choice to operate rigidly just from our own minds, life experiences, varied, and sometimes hard and difficult, might bring us eventually to connect to our hearts again, and so become strong in the right way, or in the way of love, rather than strong just in an obstinate, mind-driven, stubborn way only.

  3. Through personal problems and stress in early adulthood, I fell apart and had severe anxiety attacks for almost a whole year. After pulling myself together it became a battle for me to keep my nerves together and not to fall apart. It greatly helped when I had my soul mate because he was the one who kept me strong. When he died I had to quickly take over the reins and give myself strength because it was either sink or swim and I chose to swim. Now I can handle life on my own.


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