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.
1620s, "act of rebounding," from Latin resiliens, present participle of resilire "to rebound, recoil," from re- "back" (see re-) + salire "to jump, leap" (see salient (adj.)). Cf. result (v.). Meaning "elasticity" is from 1824.