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Resiliency; Nature or Nuture

Updated: May 18, 2020

Why do you think some people are more resilient than others (i.e., overcoming negative life events such as poverty, violence, the death of loved ones, early troubles with the law, and so forth)?

Most people are born with a natural ability to want to succeed despite their circumstances or the negative life events they face. Fear plays a significant role in why some people succumb to the traumas they are subjected to. That fear leads to doubt, and over time, that doubt turns to hopelessness. Although I am not sure which came first, the desire to succeed or the fear, I know unhealthy modeling from caregivers and environmental circumstances may be equally to blame for people's inability to push through all obstacles that stand in their way.

What are your thoughts?

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