Through observation of the microsystems and the interactions these had with the individual, either McCandless or Russo at the center, offers insight to what impacted such different developmental outcomes. By comparing the resiliency of the two, it is apparent that Chris McCandless was less resilient than Richard Russo. To be considered resilient an individual is able to “adapt well—emotionally, socially, and behaviorally” despite the stress and vulnerability the individual experiences (Broekman, 2011). Early experience is the most crucial time period to influence resilience because it is a period of heightened sensitivity to environmental factors that can later on develop to become mental disorders.
In the novel The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline, resilience is a crucial element in the fight against oppression, this is shown when characters encounter emotional and sexual abuse and when they need assistance finding hope when navigating through grief. To sum it all up, It isit is irrefutable that the resilience of characters in The Marrow Thieves is superbly summarized in a quote by Robert Jordan when he says “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you've lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that's good.”. One must remember that life is full of hardships and that there will be easy and challenging times, but the only good choice is to stay resilient through it
Have you ever been going through a terrible time in your life and just felt like giving up? How did you overcome this rough patch? For most people, the answer is that they stayed resilient and kept their head up with faith. Resilience is extremely important in an individual's life. An example of resilience can be shown in "The Cellist of Sarajevo" by Steven Galloway.
Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from a traumatic experience. Eric Greiten writes,“To move through pain to wisdom, through fear to courage. Through suffering to strength requires resilience” (Eric Greiten 8). Whether the way a person express resilience is positive or negative, resilience acknowledges a person’s ability and pace to overcome the troublesome occurrences in life. In the book Unbroken, written by Laura Hillenbrand, the character Louis Zamperini deals with resilience by showing courage, and forgiveness.
What does resilience really mean to you? The literal definition to resilience is the ability to cope with problems and setbacks. In the story Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, she shows us all different kind of ways that the characters in her story used the skills that Kendra Cherry was talking about, to help them out of every situation. In this story it shows how certain situations affect people in different ways and how each person goes through seven skills. The characteristic that Louie undergoes is the skill of Strong Problem-Solving.
Throughout the memoir, The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls recalls her family’s past and the struggle they went through. She inadvertently teaches the audience her meaning of resilience. But how is resilience defined? In short, resilience is the ability of a person to appreciate what life hands them instead of sulking upon it. A quote by Elizabeth Edwards supports this definition and ties in with Jeannette Walls’ personal experiences.
In my view resilience can sometime be brought on by an emotional event and helps you with self-confidence. Additionally, I feel that resilience means that one can expect things that can happen in a process and can adjust accordingly to the situation at hand. My example of resilience was demonstrated in this TED talk video “My Escape from North Korea” by Hyeonseo Lee, she discusses her life in North Korea and how everything was transparent to her in North Korea as she was growing up until the age of seven. In response to Larry’s claim that” forgiveness is not for the other person,” he presents a poorly inconsistent argument, on several questionable norms, which his evidence is based solely on his life situations.
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity or hardship, Debra Oswald was able to express this through the lives of fictitious characters based on real Australian People. She uses themes concerning people marginalised in society, the struggle to achieve one’s dream and the past affect the present, by using these ideas with the diverse cast of characters as well as the range of literary and dramatic techniques, Oswald was able to show how people face adversity and how important it is to have resilience through the engagement of the characters and there development throughout the play. Gary is an average Australian working class man who has been marginalised in society, he lives near the poverty line and struggles everyday to control
Amy presents with extreme anxiety bordering on depression. Her demeanour and body language reflect fear and reluctance to share her life story. As a counsellor I am faced by such situations numerous times whereby active listening and non judgemental questioning break the ice. Empathy and building rapport is essential to establish a therapeutic relationship. Amy's trajectory is full of mistrust and dysfunctional relationships.
Hardy, Concato & Gill (2004) stated that resilient people are those who display “the capacity to remain well, recover, or even thrive in face of adversity”. Masten (2001) as mentioned that they are the ordinary person dealing with the challenges and tragedies of everyday real life. For instance, the response of many Americans to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and individuals’ efforts to rebuild their lives shows their resiliency. Being resilient does not mean that a person does not have or had experience difficulty or distress; the emotional pain and sadness are common but the path to resilience is likely to involve considerable emotional distress. Resilience is not a trait which people either has or do not have whereas it involves
Certain risk factors to resilience are attitudinal factors, community factors, familial factors and stress. Attitude is governed by thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Locus of control of self, tolerance of events, sense of self esteem and self efficacy in achieving one’s goal play a decisive role in enhancing resilience (Mowbray, 2011). Dysfunctional families, abuse, violence, parental loss, substance abuse, truancy, suspension from school, poor academic performance, poor coping and deviant peers are some of the risk factors (ENCARE, 2007). There are certain protective factors for resilience, which includes role models in life, experiences like challenges that create resilience, a positive attitude in taking it up, interaction with others positively to live the challenges, ability to engage with others and ability to form committed relationships (Mowbray, 2011).
Despite experiencing an adverse environment during development, people have the potential to become healthy individuals in the psychosocial sense of the word (Duncan et al, 2003). Erikson does not refer much to the resilience of humans in his theory, except to state that people can go back and positively resolve stages that were previously negatively actualized. (Louw et al, 1999). An example of human resilience would be, despite many South Africans having lived with political, racial and educational oppression from childhood, some of them have risen above their circumstances, educated themselves and gone on to lead successful lives financially, socially and emotionally as adults (Jordaan & Jordaan, 1998). As quoted in Freeman's article "The fact that so many people have managed to survive abominable circumstances is, as Straker et al.
It is an ordinary process for humans to cope up with “demonstrable risks” (Masten, 2001) i.e. threats that have noticeably brought unwanted issues in one’s life. Resilience can be defined on two foundations; risks and positive adaptation. It is a quality of a person to accommodate with unfavorable alterations in life derived as a result of exposure to risks such as financial crisis, divorce, health problems or disaster. Therefore, resilience cannot exist in absence of risks.
Introduction Resilience is a pillar of disaster planning, response and recovery. While definitions, perceptions and implementation of it as a concept, and its practical role vary based on context, it remains a common theme and a critical component of emergency management and disaster response. In depth research has identified a multitude of definitions of resilience each with unique attributes. Common characteristics have emerged, that have led to resilience being divided into two overarching categories, namely that of being versus becoming. Additionally, the identification of field and background provide critical, situational awareness and context which result in a better understanding of each definition.