It is an old situation – that is – telling a sick person how brave they are… It is a sad comment to make because bravery has nothing to do with it. When you are sick or faced with a disastrous situation you have to endure it – without choice.
I don’t tell a person they are brave but rather use my energy to make them laugh or to remove their thinking from their situation with other topics.
Braving disasters is not an option, it is a fearful situation and one which has to be endured.
Think of that the next time you tell a very ill person or someone who is faced with disaster – you think they are brave because the truth is they are probably very scared and would rather you acknowledge the fear they are experiencing.