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mickdeb t1_j0clcky wrote

I am reading this waiting in a police room to get my brother the help he need... I don't know if it's being brave but fuck i am terrified


Icema t1_j0db8hu wrote

It is brave, never doubt that


mickdeb t1_j0dk5u0 wrote

I just got the call he's been internated :(


Hawklet98 t1_j0f97oq wrote

Internated? Don’t think that’s a word (in English, anyway). Was he incarcerated? Or intubated? Hope he wasn’t interred. Edit: Just curious, not trying to be an asshole. Hope things work out for you both.


InsertCoinForCredit t1_j0dmcg9 wrote

In a similar vein, I've always been fond of this quote:

"Being a hero isn't easy or everybody would do it." (source)


almighty_crj t1_j0dulu9 wrote

He learnt that off Doctor Who though.

"Courage isn't just a matter of not being frightened, you know. It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway" Third Doctor


hobohipsterman t1_j0fktnh wrote

Wow. I never knew Doctor Who pretty much invented the definition.

Sure was Lucky Mark Twain, "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear" and Nelson Mandela, "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear" and everyone else ever saying pretty much the same thing watched that Doctor Who episode


Prometheus188 t1_j0dolwf wrote

The way I’ve always understood it, bravery is when you aren’t scared of something that should inspire fear in you.

While courage is being afraid of something, but still doing what needs to be done anyway.


Zonghi t1_j0e9hf7 wrote

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

-Nelson Mandela


RandoAussieBloke t1_j0ekp1c wrote

"fear isn't the difference between a hero or a coward. A hero is someone who pushes through that fear and gets the job done."

"The only way to conquer fear is to stare it in the face and laugh at it - Never let fear control you!"

  • Mcdonnell Miller, to Solid Snake, Metal Gear 2 and Metal Gear Solid 1.

Ko_ogs t1_j0cilfs wrote

You get people who are less scared or anxious than others, people 'born brave'.

Which is the braver, the anxious person who is brave or the brave person?


uglyduckling81 t1_j0diuuk wrote

So he's saying that because I don't get scared I can't be brave.


ccmdub t1_j0h73hx wrote

I tell this to my young kids almost every day.

“When we are faced with something that is scary but important to do, this is an opportunity to show you can be brave. We’re scared, but we can be brave. Now I’m turning off the lights, get some sleep so you have energy for school tomorrow.” Hours later, they’ve left their rooms and are snuggling with mommy.


ftfrftfr t1_j0e7lba wrote

Or the quote that goes something like, brave men are like ordinary men but they're brave for 5 minutes longer.

I also like the concept of fear times confidence/ability equalling bravery. A brave person is fearful but is capable of overcoming the fear all the same. Meanwhile, an imbalance of these two creates these distortions:

  • too much fear with too little confidence = coward
  • too much fear with too much confidence = extremely anxious but using excessive force as a coping mechanism
  • too little fear with too little confidence = depressed and hopeless
  • too little fear with too much confidence = reckless

GoatOfSteel t1_j0ehtk9 wrote

Same goes with being stupid and that’s why life is hard.


umlcat t1_j0elu9l wrote

This is how "fearless" green lantern should be ...

I like his sandman character.

Dying Green Lantern:

"Ring's computer, stop and override emergency recruiting protocol. Replace the "Most Fearless" parameter for "Able to experience High levels of Fear, but able to overcome them", restart emergency recruiting protocol with new parameters" ...