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Hope Comes in Small Packages

October 5th, 2012 By Steven Knope, MD

One thing I have learned as a doctor is that hope – legitimate hope – is often good medicine. It can be a powerful antidote to pessimism and cynicism. It is a tonic without side effects. When situations appear hopeless, it is never wise to give up. It is always better to fight, whether that means using medicine to fight disease, or using every ounce of courage you have to fight evil.

Despite the fact that many of us are feeling down about the problems facing our nation, the actions of individuals remind us that brave people can and do make a difference. … Read the rest