Why do we respect the hero? For me it is because of the ability to place their lives at risk in order to face down a threat with dignity and bravery.
In the face of fear and under pain of death they take actions others cower and shrink from.
This isn’t a lack of fear, it is the ability to control your physical, mental and emotional response threats. To take action in the face of danger is the mark of the brave and dignified.
Daily Journey is a collection of my thoughts from reading The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living. My objective is to gain greater control of my emotional responses by reading and sharing my thoughts on stoicism with you all everyday over the course of a next year. If you would like to explore these topics with me, and others who are seeking to gain emotional control I these articles to the Mastery of Skill closed facebook group and would love for you to join in on the conversation.