Movies tell us several stories. But in essence, a movie is nothing but a series of pictures that move past us so rapidly that they produce the illusion of continuity. The word “movie” seems to derive from this phenomenon of the moving pictures that comprise it.
A focused person appears to pay unwavering attention to what they are doing on the surface. But they are open to distraction just like anybody else. Deep down, they recover from every distraction that other people fall prey to by redirecting their focus to whatever they are doing.
Resilience isn’t a measure of how much we can sustain something continuously in a state of perfection. It is our ability to recover from discontinuities.