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The word “resilience”, not the author’s, understood, is rather unfortunate.
What became “resilience” is actually Adaptability. Resilience is more about returning to the same shape after being bent, or perhaps a return to the same mindset, which is not desirable in ever-changing environments. We want to maximize use of our intellectual capacity and our emotional capacity for maximizing our creativities; and this implies growth, and neuroplasticity applied to adaptability.
It should also be highlighted that Adaptability is not what some call “grit”, which is tenacious pursuit of a goal while avoiding re-questioning with intuitive future conceptualization whether that goal is appropriate.
“Grit” is all about instinct. Instinct is oppositional versus Intuition. Intuition tends to be selfish, tends to impede empathy, and is associated with “fight-or-flight”.
Intuition (not instinct) has been called the highest form of intelligence; not just by Einstein, but by computational neuropsychology. Intuition allows us to adapt, while instinct resists change.
If we remember that the word “resilience” here is adaptability, not resistance to change, then this is a good article.
thank for good tips
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