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The Problem I Have With Resilience


Scottsbluff, Nebraska

November 29, 2022


Resilience is a good trait to have. It actively lets you effectively handle the ups and downs of life.


The problem I have (and this is sarcasm) is that there is no active verb form of the word. "I am resilient." My 12th grade English teacher -- Sister DeNeri-- would scowl and say that's the passive voice.


But I don't want the word "passive" associated with my resilience!!

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dsmithuva75
Nov 29, 2022

It has to be passive -- you are rebounding FROM something. It is your reaction TO an event or action. the passive voice make the actor the object -- "the prize was given to her" or "the milk was spilled by him".

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dsmithuva75
Nov 30, 2022
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I got the subtility . . . just defending the grammar as not arbitrary nor withour reason. English is weird, but it can be understoon through tough, thorough, thought though.

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