“You’re so brave,” a friend said to me the other day. 

“No I am not,” I replied. “It’s not bravery. I just see clearly what I have to do, why I have to do it, and what the trade off is in terms of the life I choose to live, and I do what I do when I need to do it. It’s that simple.” 

It’s not bravery that I have, I said to him. It is clarity.