Sadly, as Israelis, Afghans, Iraqis, and Brits all know, resilience comes with experience.
They each have a unique struggle and their own reserves of resilience and humor.
So resilience, to Zolli, is about mitigating the damage when we do.
I am awed by the resilience of these people whose sexual identities are literally a matter of life and death.
Her resilience and heroism as a prisoner of war convinced many in the Pentagon that women could indeed serve on the frontlines.
The Prime Minister has lately been advised by a candid friend to take a six months' holiday "to recover his resilience."
I do not pretend to fathom them; they have the texture and resilience of an indiarubber ball.
For pedestrians who are knocked down by motor-cars the resilience of this material would be a great boon.
And inevitably in the end, the resilience of youth conquered.
It speaks volumes not only for their high state of physical condition but for the resilience of their moral.