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Do we actually grow from adversity?
We tend to think that what doesn't kill us 'makes us stronger'. But is there any truth to this? Or does adveristy just traumatize us? Stories of growth stemming from trauma are certainly powerful. They can serve as inspiration and motivation. But, they may be the exception, not the rule.

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The silver lining of tragedies

In our culture, there's this idea that going through a disaster can be good for you and make you stronger.

After experiencing loss or trauma, people usually report feeling a greater apprec...

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Post-traumatic growth

The narrative of growth from adversity might sound convincing, but it's difficult to collect reliable data on people before and after they've experienced trauma.

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People can grow from adversity

It can be problematic to embrace the idea that personal growth and resilience are typical outcomes of adversity.

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