Hello. Are you ready for the story? This is a story of Sir Boast-a-lot. Sir Boast-a-lot was the bravest and cleverest knight at the round table. But soon the other knights began to grow tired of his stories about how brave he was and how many dragons he'd slain. And soon they began to wonder, "Are Sir Boast-a-lo's stories even true?" Only he could have found the evidence. Oh, no. So, all the knights went to King Arthur and said, "I don't believe Sir Boast-a-lot's stories. He's just a big old liar who makes things up to make himself look good." And then, even the King began to wonder. But that wasn't the end of Sir Boast-a-lot's problem. No. That wasn't the final problem. The end.
Do you know what leadership means, Lord Snow? It means that the person in charge gets second-guessed by every clever little twat with a mouth. But if he starts second-guessing himself, that's the end for him, for the clever little twats, for everyone.
Even if the doctor does not give a year, even if he hesitates about a month, make one brave push and see what can be accomplished in a week.
One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision.