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Courage is treating patients with Ebola

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 04 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4987

Rx for Courage

It takes courage to live. Problems loom large; resources are scanty; pessimism is pervasive; and the air is heavy with hopelessness and helplessness. So how can we persevere, let alone prevail? We should remember that we are not alone and turn to the emotional support of teachers, family, and friends, who can provide us with advice, sympathy, and encouragement. We should also turn to the divine guidance and mercy of our Creator, who is rooting for us, but will always love and accept us even if we fail.

Competing interests: No competing interests

05 August 2014
Hugh Mann
New York, USA