02.13.2014 - By State of the Human
Almost 100 years ago, a rogue geologist named Alfred Wegener proposed his theory of continental drift. It didn't matter that he was right. He was laughed off the stage. And even though he spent the rest of his career proving his theory, he died unknown. But eventually the theory of continental drift was accepted. Talk about resilience. That's our theme this week and we have ﬁve stories of people discovering resilience and how to become resilient. In Wegenerʼs day, people thought character was like the continents, ﬁxed. Either you were a resilient person or you werenʼt. Today we know we can cultivate resilience. We can all become Wegeners.
Producer: Jonah Willihnganz
Featuring: Jessica Talbert, Jordan Raymond, Michelle Powers, Adina Glickman, Michael Zeligs, Jane Reynolds
More info at: http://web.stanford.edu/group/storytelling/cgi-bin/joomla/index.php/shows/season-4/245-episode-401-resilience.html