The word ‘strong’ has two meanings when entered into Google, which is obviously a great way to start an intelligent piece of writing.
having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks.
able to withstand force, pressure, or wear.
Related synonyms include not only words that imply physical toughness; but those that evoke a broader, all encompassing strength; like security, resilience and fortitude. To me, true strength is something that’s inside, something that isn’t necessarily manifested by anything physical. It’s not what you can lift or how big your quads are, it’s the amount of space you take up in the universe, and how strong your convictions and sense of self are. It’s also a little bit about withstanding the ‘force, pressure and wear’ of other people’s bullshit.