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Risking Is Better Than Regretting is a motivational memoir by Cornelia E. Davis, MD. Davis relates her decades' long experiences as a doctor in multiple countries of Asia and Africa, working on the eradication of infectious diseases on behalf of WHO and other international foundations. During her travels, she meets people from a diverse spectrum of cultures, customs, and traditions, soaking in plenty of rich experiences in the process. Her journey starts in Florence, Italy, where she spends her junior year as a medical student. To eradicate smallpox in India, she gets the opportunity to travel to a diverse country with a rich culture, finding particular joy in places like Laddakh. Davis also shares her varied experiences in places like Malaysia, Afghanistan, Somalia, Cambodia, and many more and reminisces her attempts to scale Mount Kilimanjaro and Everest.
Cornelia E. Davis' inspirational life story makes you wish you could pack your bags and travel the world at a moment's notice. Risking Is Better Than Regretting is a motivational and informative memoir that encourages readers to take calculated risks, meet new people, and experience different cultures and customs unlike their own. Even working in places with contagious diseases, Davis never gave up her sense of adventure and continued to pursue her dreams and traveled to locations filled with wonder and awe. At the end of each chapter, there are some valuable life lessons Davis imparts to her readers that she learned during her travels over the years. If you're looking for a spark of inspiration, this is the book for you.