So I asked Dr. Sankaran today what gave him the courage to break out and continue his work, when it has been so daunting? I seek courage myself, so I deeply wanted to hear from him.
This led to the role of individualism in the human species: it is the way all real progress is made. A person discovers what s/he discovers, but the group usually resists the change. So the person moves away to investigate further, to test and refine whatever insights come. Then s/he brings the work back to the group, which may or may not carry it further. This is the theme of most tales of heroism in science, medicine, art, geography, literature, and more.
May we all be worthy of whatever comes to us; if we are, good things come forward through us for all.