It's official: A new study concludes that experiencing a few "adverse life events," such as a natural disaster or losing a job, really does make you stronger in the long run. (See story:
People who sail through and those who face more frequent adversity usually don't fare as well. The researcher says ''people are more resilient than we think." Are setbacks actually a key to success? Have you ever faced major adversity that you weren't able to overcome?
Success Editors on November 15, 2010 12:00 AM
Knowing you can survive serious setbacks can bolster confidence and courage. People who have had to confront terrible loss are more skeptical about conventional wisdom. And they have a much better sense of priorities.
Posted by Nell Minow, on November 15, 2010 12:00 AM