Courage is NOT Being Fearless

Courage is not being fearless. Without fear, there is no courage. Courage is being afraid and still doing it the thing you have to do.

From The Book of Qualities by J. Ruth Gendler

Courage

Courage has roots. She sleeps on a futon on the floor and lives close to the ground. Courage looks you straight in the eye. She is not impressed with powertrippers and she knows first aid. Courage is not afraid to weep and she is not afraid to pray, even when she is not sure who she is praying to. When Courage walks, it is clear that she has made the journey from loneliness to solitude. The people who told me she is stern were not lying, they just forgot to mention that she is kind.

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