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On Bravery

Posted by David A. Couper, MA on May 22, 2014 1:30 PM

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This is interesting and moving stuff from a friend of mine's son who just took a break from being at Oxford because he was so stressed. 

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My dear friends Caroline and Phil have raised two amazing children.  Henry was accepted to study at Oxford University.  Oxford and Cambridge are the top universities in the UK, maybe even in some ways in the world, and it was a huge achievement.  But he was stressed - and, as he put it, worried - so he has taken some time off to stop and evaluate where he is going.  

I wonder how many of us are also stressed at work and feel anxious all the time but keep on going to pay the mortgage, keep on the career path or just because we are too scared to stop the craziness.  

I really admire Henry's bravery for slowing down and taking time to work out what he wants in life and wonder how many of us could be that brave about our lives.

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