There has been a lot of chatter lately about the benefits of struggle.
The recent New York Times bestseller “ Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy,” by Sheryl Sandberg and Dr. Adam Grant, gives hope of creating resilience in the face of adversity. Retired Marine Corps. Gen. Jim Mattis’ speech on the topic in 2014, in which the future defense secretary cited the benefits of trauma in the form of “something called ‘posttraumatic growth,’ ” went viral — at least among veterans. Even National Public Radio recently aired segments discussing research that suggests post-traumatic stress disorder can can lead from struggle to growth.