The feelings of vulnerability and threat amplify the desire for security and insurance.
There are several aspects to the science of resilience. For my part, I would emphasise the role of ethics in the pursuit of resilience. The Covid-19 pandemic provides some anecdotal evidence for the role that ethics plays in resilience. Those who direct their attention to the needs of others seem less likely to be overwhelmed by panic and fear – the volunteers who distribute food parcels; the orchestras who manage to perform symphonies from seclusion and over zoom, to bring joy to others; the children who have adopted isolated retirees in old-age homes, and visit them online on a weekly basis.
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