Courage & Fear





Courage & Fear

Courage is about standing up for your beliefs without hesitating to face the consequences. It takes will power and strong beliefs to face challenges with optimism and a positive attitude in mind. Great heroes show courage to stand up for a noble cause and for high morals.

  • ·        Courage is about fighting against things that are immoral and injustice even    if you know that people are not going to support you.
  • ·        Courage is when you have to swim against the tide, knowing that anything could happen to you.
  • ·        Courage is giving up your happiness and pleasures for others.
  • ·        Courage is about accepting your fears
  • ·        Courage is being able to admit that u have mistakes and u r not perfect
  • ·        Courage is about facing difficulties without doubting your strengths
  • ·       Courage is believing in yourselves even when the world doesn’t.An action is courageous if it is an attempt to achieve success despite difficulties. Difficulties generally deter people from their objectives. Similarly a state such as cheerfulness is courageous, if it is sustained in spite of such difficulties. A courageous person is characteristically able to attempt such actions or maintain such states. courage is dependent on sound judgment, for it needs to be known whether the end justifies the risk incurred. Similarly, courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to feel the appropriate amount of fear.

Courage is a   mean between timidity and overconfidence. This is the quality of mind which enables us to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution. fearlessness is often regarded as synonymous with courage, there is some value in distinguishing it from a particular view of courage: the occurrence of perseverance despite fear, which is perhaps the purest form of courage. Despite frequent exposure to dangerous and stressful situations, most people acquire few lasting fears.

Courage acquired from drinking liquor is known as “Dutch Courage”. In 1650 Franciscus Sylvius, a Dutch doctor, created gin in an attempt to cure a range of illnesses among soldiers during the Thirty Year War by British troops and was an instant success for its calming effects before battle. This is where the phrase “Dutch Courage. After drinking individuals generally get false sense of security, which may be due to hypoxia ie lack of Oxygen & Concentration of alcohol. in blood stream.

Courage does not mean absence of fear. Fear is an emotional response to any perceived threat & the symptoms are Rapid heart rate, Increased blood pressure, Tightening of muscles, Sharpened or redirected senses, Increased sweating etc.

Unnecessary thoughts & fears can be  stopped.  We must identify the reasons of  unnecessary thoughts & fears. It’s important to regularly monitor, and deal with negative internal thoughts of mental process ie disturbing thoughts  or emotions. We must recognise negative thoughts &  challenge them  immediately. When we notice something negative we must know that this is  being generated from the negative part of our mind. Having identified it, We should challenge our mind as forcefully as we can in a big voice (if alone) saying


And let our mind get tuned to optimistic side of thoughts by focussing on our positive achievement of life


Alok Mohan

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