"So resilience is like those elastic bands wrapped around the flyers Canada Post drops every week. They stretch around fairly large amounts of paper. And when you take them off those flyers, the band bounces back to its original shape. The thing is though: When you stretch an elastic band beyond its capacity, it will snap."
Or maybe it's like a tree....
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