I think it's true. Especially being a military wife with 3 kids 1 being autistic, been through more deployments then I care to think about. But our marriage is stronger, as a woman I feel stronger l knowing I can do it on my own'!
Facing trials and enduring hardship builds character, being in bad situations teaches you the painful reality and makes you wiser, expressions taken to their literal extreme rarely make sense, don't lose sight of their original meaning!
I believe it does. Thats what the saw movies were about but if it doesn't make you stronger then you have learned nothing from your experiences . I think that if it does kill you well then there is nothing you can do about it.
Honestly, yes. If you break an arm jumping off a trampoline, then you learn not to jump off a trampoline again... :P Anyway, if you cut yourself riding a bike w/ no hands, you might get better at riding a bike w/ no hands. If you break a bowl, you might learn to not drop them.
It really depends on the situation. I mean if my legs got ran over and I survived though I had to have both my legs amputated, then no. Though the saying usually regards to training and social, mental, psychological situations in life where, yes, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.