"My own safety" was never a consideration for the brave men that I served with, nor is it for me.
My one question is:
"Am I doing the right thing" In reality, little else actually matters.
When I look at the man in the mirror tomorrow, will I be proud of him? Will my wife and children, and grand children be proud of him? Will my teen age daughter (actually, a grand-neice that my wife and I adopted) be able to hold her head high in front of her friends?
Certainly, one must decide if his actions will endanger others, if they will be effective, and many other questions. But in the final analysis, we will know what is right. Will we act accordingly?
The soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as the prisoner's chains. Dwight Eisenhower