Resilience isn't something you're born with, but something you develop.
“Stress” has the same effect as fear – adrenaline, the “fight-or-flight” response, an inability to focus on anything else until the threat is mitigated.
In the era of #MeToo, forgiving and wishing peace for your rapist is a radical position.
Zoning laws and housing restrictions have made a tribe of nomadic sex offenders, outcast from normal society.
Controlling what you can and letting go of the rest is a critical, life-long lesson.