In conclusion, the movie got a lot right: PANIC/GRIEF (i.e., sadness) is really about attachment disruption, and serves us nicely in relationships. That means turn on your squeak. Show distress. Get vulnerable. In Inside Out, blue lady Sadness held much wisdom. Instead of being avoided, she needed to be deeply integrated with the rest of the characters because, in the end, it was she who drew attachments to the protagonist and saved the day for them all.
…is because we have the resources, time, and energy to do so. This is clearly not true for everyone. What I wonder sometimes is how resilient can our children be if their lives have limited opportunities for adversity. How do they learn to trust themselves if they never have to struggle and figure things out on their own? Where is the line that divides protection from over-protection that may inhibit the development of self-trust and competence.