No need to apologise. I've always hated the word 'brave' too, usually think of myself as a defector. Maybe it's because its been such a negative experience, that we subconsciously connect what we've done with negative words? I don't know, but either way, you brought together people who were suffering and that is definitely something to be proud of. It's things like that which allow us to not feel so alone
Thank you for being so understanding! You are an awesome human being.
And you are probably right about how I may be correlating negative experiences with words. Regardless, glad to be amongst fellow defectors!