About Me

Bravery requires fear

How brave are you? What is bravery?
Being fearless?
No. Many of you might think, bravery is not being afraid, but that is wrong. We already have a word fearless, for not being afraid.
Bravery on the other hand requiers fear. Being brave means to be afraid of something, but doing it anyway.
Many of us have low self-esteem and we walk down the street, thinking we will never be as heroic and brave as cartoon or movie heroes. The truth is our world is so much different from the movies and we don't need this big inspirational all selfless figure yet.
In our world, you are already brave, when we go say Hi to our crush. You are brave when you ask questions in class, do public speaking on stage or even bungee jumping!
I think being brave is strongly connected to selfless behavior. We can say that having fears, but overcoming them, is kind of heroic, yes? Yes. Heroes are selfless. They save others and want to make a change in this world. Good change.
Sometimes we act on instinct. We see something falling, let's say a knife, and we catch it. Because it is falling, what am I supposed to do? Let it drop? Humans have natural instinct to do the right thing. Mostly.
We might think we are doing the right thing, but sometimes, the right thing can be the wrong thing. The knife falls, you catch it and you realize; you did more damage than good. Your hand is now bleeding, because you caught the knife by the wrong ending, a little hint, not the handle.
So, you already know that bravery requiers fear, but you still don't know the answer to a question: when is bravery stupid and when isn't it?
The truth is, there is no actual answer for it. As one quote said: "The line between bravery and stupidity is so thin that you don't know you've crossed it until you're dead."