The Beautiful Balance Between Courage and Fear

After being diagnosed with a rare genetic condition that deteriorates muscle, Cara E. Yar Khan was told she’d have to limit her career ambitions and dial down her dreams. She ignored that advice and instead continued to pursue her biggest ambitions. In this powerful, moving talk, she shares her philosophy for working on the projects that matter to her most — while letting courage and fear coexist. Watch for heart-stopping, vertigo-inducing footage of a trip that shows her living her theory to the full.

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Aldo Delli Paoli
Aldo Delli Paoli

A man cannot be called courageous if he is in the absence of fear. Courage is seen in the most difficult moments, in the hard moments those that make us most afraid. It is precisely at that moment that we must grit our teeth and bring out the courage and try to fight at all costs by “defeating” fear. It is like a constant struggle between courage and fear and it is up to us alone to decide whether we are brave enough to win over fear. Courage is that strength of mind in facing danger, in enduring sacrifices and pains with serenity, in undertaking difficult enterprises. Courageous is one who faces a very risky situation just to help others. This means being brave. There can be no brave man without fear. Everyone is afraid to face something, but not everyone is able to put fear away and become brave. Unfortunately, the fears change and therefore every time we must courageously overcome every type of challenge.

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