Dal Magazine | The Science of Bouncing Back

Dal Magazine | The Science of Bouncing Back

Dr. Ungar knew from decades of research that those who thrive do so largely because of their environment and the resources they have been able to access. “What’s clear from the studies is that most of what changes us are things like good social policies, workplace safety, the relationships we’re in, having safety and security in terms of where we live, good employment and training opportunities, finding a place within your community,” he says, countering the idea of the rugged individual who succeeds due mainly to personal drive and determination. “We know that ‘resourced’ individuals tend to do far better than ‘rugged’ individuals.”

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