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Rethinking the Meaning of Heroism, With an 8-Year-Old’s Help

The World According to Claire

Recently I was zooming with Sue, a dear friend I’ve known since middle school. Sue had battled breast cancer years ago, and won. Because of this people often label her “heroic.”

“I don’t like it when people call me heroic.” she said, “What does that mean? If I’m heroic for surviving…

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