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Neo-Tech Advantage #39
EMOTIONS OF FEAR AND THE VALUE OF FEARLESSNESS
Objective fear is a valuable protection mechanism. By contrast, irrational fear is destructive whenever it stops a person from taking needed actions. Fortunately, the paralyzing effects of irrational fear can be overcome with direct, conscious effort. For example, if a person takes a rational action that he or she fears (if no actual danger exists), that fear will dissipate. Irrational fears can cause inaction that prevents deserving, productive people from developing prosperity and happiness. A fearlessness to live is perhaps the most financially and emotionally rewarding character trait that an honest, productive person can develop.
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
-- Theodore Roosevelt[ 15 ]
[ 15 ] The anomaly of a worthwhile quote from a politician is exp lainable by realizing that "mighty things" and "glorious triumphs" in the minds of value-destroying politicians can mean something entirely different from "mighty things" and "glorious triumphs" in the minds of value-creating business people. For example, being a "great" and powerful politician or dictator via force and manipulation is quite different than being a great and creative artist or industrialist via honest, productive effort and earned ability.