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On Resilience

Resilience is great - but, arguably, it just a part of an even greater value of Stoicism, namely that it can greatly improve our relations with other people. Stoicism can teach us not to be possessive, envious, vindictive - and, of course, plain aggressive. It is possible to imagine a highly resilient person who still has issues with aggression or arrogance - but it is difficult to imagine a person with healthy social relations who is not also highly resilient.


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