Just read an interesting article from the New Yorker. I’m not sure how to summarize it. The basic thesis is that we tend to assume that traumatic experiences will, and must, have a prolonged negative impact on us – and that this assumption doesn’t always mesh with reality. It’s a thought-provoking counterpoint to the conventional wisdom, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. I’d be interested in other’s comments – particularly from avivahg.