Stupid Things People Tell Themselves To Feel Better

On his radio show Dec. 9, 2011, Dennis Prager said: “Christopher Hitchens has stopped making the announcement, ‘Whatever doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.'”

“I should do an article taking on these irrational sayings. People say these things to comfort themselves while they’re suffering.

“I’ll give you another one — God never gives you more than you can handle.

“Maybe that’s true, but not always is it God who’s giving it. You’re captured by sadistic people who torture you, is God giving you that torture?”

“Many things that don’t kill me make me stronger. I agree with that.”

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