Survival is a word that has a pretty basic meaning, “To continue existence” I the name from Microsoft Office, there is really nothing to argue about. As I remember Living at 528 N. Bayard Ave; the only way you could live is if you had thick skin. Our definition of thick skin was being able to takes joke and being bullied without crying or running and telling Aunt Sabrina what happened. My cousin Darnell and I would play as much jokes on my sister Desiree and cousin Ruby. Every since I was younger I could remember everyone I know had jokes.
Everyone was made fun of, and the only you made it through it is you had to get back at them by a joke or a prank believe that through all the jokes and pranks I am able to not be so offended by the little things people do to bother me and shaped me into a stronger person. I believe in the social world if someone does an act to diminish your character and you don’t shutdown and go in to social isolation then you have thick skin. In this paper I will argue that with more details that when it comes to the saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is the main key is survivalin a social aspect the saying is true.
Living in most urban neighborhoods with as many as fifty young children of all ages for all my life you are bound to get teased by someone; especially if you are not the best dresser or have the coolest sneakers on, or the most money. You have to be able to bend and not break. I can remember a time where I was the butt of all jokes but since I didn’t let anything make me go under a rock. These experiences allow me to one a day to be the joke maker and not be subjected to being that weak loser. I can remember a being in Tenth grade at Overbrook High School.
Every day I would go into Biology class and we would tell momma jokes so like three kids would gang up and talk about my mom; at this age being 16 I was already prepared since all the encounters in my past that helped me I this situation. That’s the only I made it through high school and it’s the reason why I can hold my own in the world today. On the other side of this debate; I can remember being in my house and my parents bring up how my little sister tell them that me and my others siblings were picking in her.
So I said that, “Well teasing her is not killing her and what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and I only trying to prepare her for all the people that will talk to her so it cannot effect her”. Then my dad responded, “It may kill her and but you are hurting her, or maybe even crippling her and make her socially inapt”. He continue by saying that she may not even want to take risk because of the things that people may say about the from the withdrawal state I may have cause.
After making me feel guilty he used a wildlife analogy saying, “If a lion is hurt in battle then is he stronger”. Then I said another way I can prove how my saying is true is how you see all the people that commit suicide form cyber bullying and from people making jokes about them. They couldn’t handle the joking around or hazing; since it didn’t make them stronger it killed them. Living as long as did you are bound to have days were you are going to receive an amount of jokes, but its up to you if you let them get to you and mess up your life.
Your never going to get away from. So when it to survival (at least the social aspect of survival) I believe that the key is “whatever doesn’t kill you make you stronger. Even though people may say the word “survival” they have a tendency like Darwin’s theory of evolution “only the strongest survive”. What I say to that is how do I people get to the “strongest”. That is where my definition comes in to play you have to endure all the negativity or the positive things that happened to you. So you get to the point of being the “strongest”.