Is the process of putting trauma behind you too modest?
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This is a very serious question. It seems as though some people prefer very complex and mystical solutions to dealing with traumatic experiences. It appears as though they what to attempt all kinds of treatment and therapy. As long as someone else makes them feel better and they have to do as little as possible. Yes, true quick fixes are preferable, on the one side. On the other hand, others seem to want to stay in therapy as long as possible, because the longer stay in therapy shows that you had a really big, traumatic experience.
In reality, trauma is part of life. Traumatic things can happen anywhere, at any time. People, all over the world, are confronted with bad experiences daily. In this light you might argue that trauma scars people for life. Popular media seem to promote the idea that everyone who experiences any traumatic event will immediately develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
It is a total misconception that everyone who experiences trauma will inevitably and inescapable suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). People are not totally vulnerable and helpless. Most people who face potentially traumatic events are relatively resilient and resourceful enough to grow beyond traumatic adversity.