What is meant by the concept of "constructive bankruptcy," and what is important about this concept? Can you provide an example from your personal life or from a character in a novel or film who seems close to constructive bankruptcy? Explain your example
The concept of constructive bankruptcy is that the person has not made meaning, or does not have pre-reflective schemas that they can associate to a certain event. For example, a person who has experienced a traumatic event, may end up suffering from PTSD or depression because they have no way of coping with this new event and it is a shock to the way that they perceive the world. So, in an adaptive attempt to try to make meaning, or make sense of the event that occurred, they may often ruminate and repeatedly think of the negative event since there is no pre-existing thought process that they can make to relate to the event- this is the way that the brain tries to problem-solve and understand what has occurred in the living experience of the individual.