Who or what defines the word "resilience" to you?

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  1. EJ Lambert profile image72
    EJ Lambertposted 5 years ago

    Who or what defines the word "resilience" to you?

    The definition of resilience is " the ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like."  Many people, teams, cities and countries have their own stories of resilience in the face of crisis.  Which are the most remarkable to you?


  2. Souther29 profile image79
    Souther29posted 5 years ago

    It's funny if you'd asked that question a few years ago I may have said Lance Armstrong battling with cancer yet still being triumphant with cycling tournaments but sadly we all know the full story of him now...

    Truly, I really think there are so many unsung heroes who are out there fighting for us and protecting the freedom of the public. You have to be pretty resilient if you're in any of the Armed Forces.

    Saying this, any one person can show or demonstrate resilience. It may be a single mother trying to raise 2 children on her own and still hold down a job, it may be a sports team clinching that final point that changes the game or even solid physical resilience to complete an Iron Man, Octathalon or any other draining physical experience.

    No single thing defines it as it is potentially in each and every one of us at somepoint in our lives I think.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A true statement.  Single parents deserve medals for what they go through and accomplish.  I was very fortunate to have both, though they got divorced twice.  It is a task not everyone can handle.

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    I would have to say any soldier who can watch his fellow soldier die right in front of him and to be able to keep fighting regardless is very resilient. This is a very hard thing to cope with and have to go on doing your best to survive and help those survive around you.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is why I believe the men in the trenches of World War I were nothing short of superheroes.  They, more than any armies in history, had to watch that carnage in the mud and rain of France.  Yet they still did their jobs.

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I totally agree my friend.

  4. Man of Strength profile image76
    Man of Strengthposted 5 years ago

    The United States of America. In its history this country has survived racism, wars, slavery, civil rights, terroists attacks, natural disasters, and economic depressions. While America will never be perfect, we a nation of survivors.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image72
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well put.  It's not only that we've endured so much strife in our time, it's that we've done it without losing the basic core of values we hold most dear.


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