Brain Food #769: The great leveller
"That's so much better than talking"
Thoughts of the day
Regardless of status, no one escapes the great leveller that comes with being human. Perhaps the Queen’s biggest success was that she managed to remain beloved by most, even if the monarchy wasn’t. Her role had largely been to be a symbol of stability and unity to her people.
Today, a short anecdote by humanitarian and trauma surgeon David Nott, who met the late Queen Elizabeth II after his visit to Aleppo (thank you to the friend who shared this).
And to close the week, some of the Queen’s most memorable quotes, applicable to all lives:
“Grief is the price we pay for love.”
“I lived long enough to know that things never remain quite the same for very long.”
“When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.”
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