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Give a voice to the voiceless

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 22 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2996

Winners & Losers

Success is a mess. It's a zero-sum game in which winners are heroes, but losers are zeros. The winners strut and summit, while the losers stutter and plummet. But since winners are losers rescued by luck and pluck, winners should share their success with losers, because charity and parity are the only real success.

Competing interests: No competing interests

23 June 2017
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA