While many of us were furious when we saw the jihadist murder of Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo, one Canadian soldier decided to do something about it.
Dillon Hillier signed up with Kurdish forces and volunteered to fight ISIS just for fun. He lost 30 men taking back a village and the hill that overlooked it while most of us are too scared to use our real face on Twitter.
We can't all be Dillons but we can strive to come closer. Check out his book, One Soldier.
Speaking of striving, author Scott Carney didn't just write a great book about embracing the cold.
What Doesn't Kill Us is his manifesto on the merits of suffering. If you don't want to lie naked in the snow, try a cold shower every morning.
It used to be normal to endure hardship, but we're making these experiences more and more foreign — to our detriment.
In an era of self indulgence and obesity, let's get inspired by austerity and the bravery it begets!