Resilience for me is a feeling of strength, knowing that no matter what happens we will be able to cope.
Even though I am young at heart I remember a time when we had to rely on knowing routes to places and get ourselves out of our own mess because you couldn’t phone home to be rescued unless you could get to a phone box. I think this built strong roots of resilience for me. (The picture is me at Lake Coniston in the rain after the dingy sprung a leak haha.)
Sometimes I feel theres less of a need now to rely on ourselves and our own abilities, therefore lessening our confidence in ourselves.
However I’ve also seen it work the other way around. I was watching Restoration Man the other month and a man took on a huge renovation project and did it all by the power of You Tube. He taught himself all the crafts he needed and did a really good job. I was thinking……..would he even have considered that project if he hadn’t been able to learn those skills through the internet??
Imagine the feeling of achievement that gave him…….a great sense of ‘I can achieve anything’ would does wonders for your resilience. (I talk more about how new experiences build resilience in this blog.)
I don’t have an answer for you here, I would just love to hear your thoughts. I certainly think self confidence is a big problem these days and I do think technology plays a part.
What do you think? Does modern technology positively or negatively impact on our resilience…..