Resilience in Society
The most common definition of resilience is a positive adaptation in the face of adversity. Resilience research has progressed through numerous stages. From an early emphasis on the invulnerable or invincible kid, psychologists discovered that much of what appears to foster resilience seemed to originate outside of the individual. Aside from the influence of community and culture on individual resilience, there is rising interest in resilience as a trait of entire communities and cultural groupings. Contemporary studies have discovered that resilience elements alter different risk circumstances, lending credence to the view that resilience is a process (John Fleming). To describe the resilience process in a specific environment, the risk associated must be identified and measured; in this regard, perceived prejudice and previous trauma are often part of the setting.
Resiliency is a phenomenon seen in most human interactions with the environment. For instance, some crops are said to be drought resilient. That means that such crops have endured droughts; they are no longer affected by droughts. Such crops are said to perform well regardless of harsh climatic conditions. Governments and societies strive to have and plant crops classified as drought-resilient crops because, let’s face it, the world faces an unpredictable climatic situation that is never predictable.
In the same breath, humanity faces similar situations that toughen people. For instance, hardcore criminals are nurtured by society’s ills. A reasonable person may turn and be characterized by all sorts of evil-doing simply because they have been made to lose their faith in humanity. The resilience process is unique to a given environment, domain, and age. The term “context” refers to broad social/environmental circumstances such as socioeconomic position, location, culture, and so on. The context created by these social/ecological conditions will decide whether or not a factor is protective.
Marriage is central to The Importance of Being Earnest, both as a driving force in the story and as a source of philosophical contemplation and discussion. The topic of the nature of marriage arises for the first time in the opening exchange between Algernon and his butler, Lane, and it never goes away for long after that. The marriage institution is a theme that cuts a fundamental niche in people’s lives. It is a theme that has been explored for a long time, and volumes of advisory books on the same are drafted. However, one key element that stands out is the element of persistence and perseverance. No marriage in history has weathered the turbulent times minus perseverance and persistency.