In the New Yorker, Maria Konnikova delves into the research on why some people are able to adapt and overcome adversity, trauma, and poverty better than others. In short, how do they learn to become resilient?
This is an excellent article. However, it seems to have a (non-racial) black and white view of adversity being traumatizing or not. Adversity or abuse can be traumatizing, but not always. It can be perceived to have malicious intent or not. It can be perceived as coming from love, teaching a lesson, anger, hatred, inadequacy, fear, or some other reason – and this can impact an individuals response or reaction to the adversity, trauma, abuse. The perception can also change over time, which can lead to a different interpretation – as well as a change in how past experiences are viewed. But, generally speaking, I believe this is an excellent article.