In 1847, Ignaz Semmelweis discovered that by simply washing your hands you could reduce the spread of infection.
It took 20 years for the medical community to adopt this practice.
Semmelweis is a perfect example of someone demonstrating virtue. Someone who is willing to stand in the face of adversity, even when no one believes him.
The message is clear: Stand firm.
When we can learn to turn adversity into a positive, even enjoyable experience, we improve our quality of life.