Fear and Courage

Franklin D Roosevelt once said: “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the assessment that something else is more important than fear.”

We all fear something or the other. In fact, if a person tells you he fears nothing, he is afraid of the truth.

But does that fear make you a coward? Definitely not.

Fear is essential for our very survival. Imagine standing at the edge of a cliff. What is it that keeps you from going any further? It is verily your fear of falling. What is it that keeps the gazelle cautious in the grassland? His fear of the tiger. What is it that stops you from diving into a speedy river? Your fear of drowning.

Fear is, in many cases, important. It ensures our safety.

But what if that fear takes the form of a binding rope? What if it prevents  you from fulfilling your duty? What if it stops from living your life to the fullest?

It is in such a situation, that triumph over fear becomes a necessity. He who realises the fool hardiness of his meaningless fear, and discards it, is the one with courage, and not he who takes unnecessary risk.

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It is he who leaves behind all bondages and lives to his fullest, who is called courageous, and not him who destroys it with his boisterous behaviour.

It is when you have the true realisation that your purpose, your aim, is worth more than the terror, that you become possessed with courage.

And if you have that confidence, then nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams…

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Ishaan

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Published by Ishaan Sharma

Hello There! My name is Ishaan, and I am a poet with a wandering imagination. I travel my wide thoughts and pen them down. I look forward to hearing from you!

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