Just Keep Swimming

I have been thinking a lot about resilience lately. That ability to recover from what life throws your way and remaining engaged and even joyful has interested me for decades. It was a “hot topic” for a while in the leadership arena in the late ‘90’s and early 2000’s and back then I read about research conducted with survivors of the Holocaust. These survivors had been subjected to the worst that mankind could inflict on human beings and some, as we might expect, came out of the experience bitter and angry. Fascinatingly, others came out of similar experiences with their optimism and joy intact. How, after such extreme hardship, can people retain their optimistic outlook? And were they

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