“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” This quote by the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche is very popular in America, even so over-used as to have become cliché. The quote works well because the word “stronger” is open for many interpretations.
I found a morphed version of Nietzsche’s quote that reads, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stranger.” Yes, that is also true. Traumatic experiences change and can even estrange people from others. They can also bring people together. From my encounters, the former dominates. Ultimately though, being made stranger still leads to greater strength in some way.