If being shot at is deemed resilient what does that say about politicians who have engineered peace (my blog) for seventy years. Are they cowards?
On this logic you can argue that each generation should engage in global war just to be respected. Not sure the average politician would like to be called a failure on a regular basis.
Since wars are rated as well i do wander if we will run out of words or have to hypen them eg super-valiant, semi- etc
Think on it.