Getting through this bloody pandemic is hard. We need endurance: what David Brooks calls "the knowledge that the only way out is through and whatever must be borne will be borne."
What is courage, and how do we get more of it to face the difficult days ahead? Insights from sci-fi, art, and social activism.
"The self-forgetful person would never be hurt particularly badly by criticism. It would not devastate them, it would not keep them up late, it would not bother them. Why?"
The saying "that which does not kill us makes us stronger" suggests that suffering automatically produces strength. It does not.