Aesop: Secession Is An Illusion

Bitter medicine tastes bad, but can help defeat the illness.

What is the bitter medicine here, in addition to Aesop’s input?

If you can move to better ground, do so.

If you think you have enough supplies, get more.

If you think you have enough hard-hearted friends, get more (bringing along their supplies).

If you think you and yours have enough skills and experience, train more.