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Sharing and caring for better health

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 07 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4157

Winners & Losers

Success is a mess. It's a zero-sum game where winners are heroes and losers are zeros. The winners act elitist, while the losers act defeatist. But winners are really just losers rescued by luck and pluck. So winners should share their success with losers, since charity and parity are the only real success.

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 September 2017
Hugh Mann