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Resilient systems withstand shocks from "summary" of Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

When we observe systems that are capable of withstanding shocks, we are witnessing a key feature of resilience. These systems possess the ability to absorb disturbances and adapt in response, ensuring they continue to function effectively despite unforeseen challenges. Resilient systems are not merely robust or stable; they actively benefit from stressors, becoming stronger and more capable as a result of adversity. Consider the human body, a prime example of a resilient system. When exposed to moderate physical stress through exercise, our muscles grow stronger and more resilient over time. Similarly, our immune system strengthens in response to exposure to pathogens, developing immunity to future infections. By facing and overcoming challenges, our bodies become more capable of handling stressors i...
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    Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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