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Unformatted text preview: sufficient element in courage (51), but I disagree because while overcoming fear must be present it isnt all of courage. To have courage one must be selfless and overcome a rational fear in the name of a virtuous cause to accomplish something worthy. In the example of Don Quixote, he cannot be considered truly courageous because he is irrationally afraid that the harmless windmills are monsters. He isnt courageous either because he did not accomplish anything but overcoming his own fear and seeming self-interest. However, if we did consider people to be courageous even when they were afraid of irrational things (like windmills) we would not accomplish worthy causes. To be courageous it is essential to overcome a rational fear in a virtuous way for others best outcome. A courageous person will lead a fulfilling life because he will make the right decisions that lead to the best outcomes and therefore make him happy....
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