How do you recognize Strength?

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    threekeysposted 2 years ago

    How do you recognize Strength?

    What is a show of true strength for you?

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  2. Tusitala Tom profile image68
    Tusitala Tomposted 2 years ago

    A person doing what their heart and soul commands them and having the strength (courage) to go against what appears to be a whole world full of people opposing them.   These are, of course, the people who 'change the world.'  This the strength I'm talking about.

    An old quote comes to mind.  I'm not sure where I read it, but it goes like this.

    "If I had to choose between my country and my friend, I pray God I will have the courage to choose my friend."

    I think that says what I'm saying here, though much more succinctly.

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      threekeysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes that kind of strength (courage) is "something else". To believe so strongly in one's Heart on top of being so overly opposed is tremendously frightening and inspiring. I wonder if such people were always courageous? Or were just in that moment?

  3. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 2 years ago

    I relate to something or someone being strong or having strength if it or s/he can withstand a particular without faltering. It does not necessarily mean overcome, but more in the sense of remain standing. The next is measuring with a comparative analysis with something or someone else or perhaps self for how much.

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      threekeysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I understand what you mean Tim...

  4. WordCrafter09 profile image74
    WordCrafter09posted 2 years ago

    There's the "lifting weights" kind of strength.  That kind is pretty obvious, so there's that.

    With regard to the other kind of strength, I just kind of assume that most people have it (although some haven't yet been called upon to use/test their own).  "Recognizing" something is someone else isn't really something I relate to.  I'm not someone who sits in judgment/assessment of other people.  I know there are people who pretty much seem to size up everyone they run into or know about.  And, there are those who select only some to spend their time sizing up others.

    I'm not saying if someone's noticeably creepy-seeming I won't notice; I just mean, "in my general approach to people".  I don't know....   maybe my general approach is to recognize that weaknesses/flaws show up on their own.  So (again, in general), if weaknesses/flaws don't show up too much or too often, I think that often says it all (or a good part of "it").

    Most people (even the very youngest of them) are strong if/when called upon to be strong.  Some people are more fortunate than others with regard to how strong they are required to be, and how often.

    Being thankful for all those ways and times in which one is not called upon to muster up some types of strength helps "fortify" a person's "supply of mental energy" for dealing with at least some challenges to one's strength.

    I pretty much err on the side of "most people will rise to the occasion" (and if they can't/couldn't/didn't even that is not necessarily a sign of not being strong - just, maybe, that they aren't/weren't beyond human limitations).

    I don't really think in terms of "true strength", only in terms of degrees of strength/potential strength (which most often cannot be measured/guessed about ahead of time).

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      threekeysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Showing strength happens in degrees. Like you said there can be the obvious expression of strength-physical. But it can be emotional or mental strength. Just getting up the following day and "trying again" is a display of courage (strength)

  5. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 2 years ago

    By the Fearless: Christ; Krishna ....but it need not be a Spiritual Master of their Calibre: Mandela, Lincoln, Gorbachev, Mother Theresa, Margareth Wilson... Kennedy, Luther King Jnr...

    One common quality is Sacrifice. Another is Love and a third Devotion to duty or selfless service. Same difference. There are a few more, of course. I have met many good leaders and again, I have met visionary leaders. So vision is very important. Perhaps Steve Jobs had this, as did Jefferson and Emerson; Dickenson and Whitman.

    Ultimately, strength manifests as an indomitable Will, unshaken by fear or seeming impossibilities. Many, many Indian and blacks showed this spirit in their struggle for Freedom. Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Netaji, Aurobindo, Garvey, Sojourner Truth....all sent by God, of course.

    It is always The Master Planner who sends a Mohammed Ali or Carl Lewis; a Jesse Owens here to carry out a particular mission/task, in accordance with His Will and Consciousness.
    We recognise strength also in the inventors; pioneers: Darwin; The Wright Brothers; Da Vinci; artists like Mozart; Picasso ....you get the drift. Much Love.

    P.S. I do not wish to miss out the Love and Sacrifice; the heroism of mothers, and especially single ones. Glory be!

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      threekeysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I wonder if these leaders of courage or strength actually knew or wanted to be leaders? Do you think in most of these situations they became leaders of courage by default? Circumstances out of their control?

    2. manatita44 profile image83
      manatita44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It can appear so but there is an intuitive feel in the great ones. Something pushing from within. They can sometimes tell and do tell before they become great. Mother Theresa knew. Ali knew.

    3. Tusitala Tom profile image68
      Tusitala Tomposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The 'outer circumstances' might well have been out of control with many of them.  It was the 'inner circumstances' that created the strength.

 
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