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What is it to be Fearless ?

The Idea of living life at the whim of other people seems to me to be a very scary proposition. Therefore through my understanding of both this video and my personal experience ,the idea of being fearless to ask for help seems to be a necessary part of life.

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  • Mar 3 2013: Well,

    To be fearless, is to be without fear.
    To be brave, is to have fear and face whatever one is afraid of anyway.
    Some think fear is good. Some do not.

    Some say fear is an acronym: F alse E vidence A ppearing R eal

    Fear is always something to face and walk through.
    Many times we are afraid because we fear the unknown.
    In other words, we don't know what the outcome will be.
    But, look at the word "outcome".
    Break it in half and put "come" before "out".
    If we face and walk through what we are afraid of, we will usually "come" - "out" the other side.

    I think most people don't really trust what it is they say they believe in.

    For instance, if one believes in a God, do they ever become afraid?
    If so, what does being afraid mean?
    Two ways of living life, both doomed for failure.
    One: live life according to how other people tell you you should live.
    Two, try to get other people to behave the way you want them to so that your life works out.

    I don't agree that being totally fearless is being dead.
    It may lead to death, but death is not necessarily something to fear at all.
    Again, for those who believe in a God, trusting that should come before fearing or avoiding death.
    Avoiding death could be avoiding God. Who knows?
    • Mar 3 2013: Very well put!
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      Mar 10 2013: I don't think it's possible to be totally fearless. To not show fear, perhaps, which is to deny that they are vulnerable. Which from my limited experience, usually results in getting injured, if not killed. To embrace your vulnerability; recognize the fear is there and move through it, is something else entirely. That is bravery. It is not brave to be fearless, only foolish.

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