We all need to constantly ‘re-cover’ from this or that situation. Even if I just fall down in my home, I need to stand up and recover my breath and the composure that a sudden fall makes you lose. Recovery is not only for the ill, but for the average person, who goes through a whole range of experiences in the course of a single day, not a mention a lifetime.
Recovery requires adaptability, which itself needs to be situation specific. For instance the adaptation you require to recover from a spill of hot water on your hand is different from the adaptation you require to deal with an unknown dog coming to attack you. Adaptation is an attitude of flexibility and flexibility needs to be inculcated. We need to constantly re-invent ourselves because the problems are also changing all the time- old knowledge does not create new solutions, if the problems are new. So we need new knowledge, new ideas, new research. Learning from nature, just by observation in silence is a great way- I often see how birds adapt when their food sources start dwindling. Sadly sometimes we lose species in our over zealousness to expand human habitations. That is why we need to re-think and re-allocate resources, so that we do not believe that we own the earth, but create a harmony with all species and life around.
And that is why we constantly need to collaborate, for we do not know where the new knowledge can come from. Only in an attitude of learning and humility can we create the possibilities for new networks, even in our brains. Think about it!