The art of being strong

What does it mean to be a human being?

What sets us apart from all the other animals?

I often ask myself these two questions, trying to figure out what is it that we need to do when the going gets tough.

Some might say that our minds are our most human parts. Maybe. Maybe we can think and think and think and realize that complaining makes no difference.

Being worried does not change what is about to happen.

Being a coward does not make threats go away. Especially the kind of threats that we have to deal with these days.

I believe that we can understand that pain is inevitable. And that we must face it. We must be brave in times of adversity.

I believe there’s only one true virtue: that of being brave.

Courage.

To be afraid, yet to do what must be done, regardless of consequences. To be strong when every fiber in your body tells you you’re going to crumble.

Everything, except your mind, that is.

And you choose to be strong.

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