Arnold 1 LaBradford Arnold Dr. Drummond English 1320, Section 15 October 30, 2016 The 51 st Law: Arête There is a time for everything. To overcome irrational fear, a principle maxim to bear in mind is, whether you think you can or you think you can't, your right. Being aware of your fear, channeling it, and taking the appropriate action is what courage is about. Utilizing courage is a main part of making the best of your fears. There is a virtuous mean of courage. On the deficient end of the spectrum you have being a coward. On the excess end of the spectrum you have being rash. Both of which are forms of irrational fear. Directly in between the two extremes you find your balance point of fear, and the virtuous mean of this concept, which is courage. Aristotle is the person who came up with the theory of of virtuous mean. It will be of means of well being to keep whatever it may be that your engaged in moderation, have balance, and be aware of when to let it go. Aristotle is also the first to explain what a systematic form of thinking is, logic. In order to think rational, you have to use logic. So you may say rationality “goeswith” (a term Alan Watts coined, meaning can't have one without the other) logic, forming reason. Being courageous is often associated with being fearless. Although that being a logical fallacy, you have to have fear in order to be courageous. The the two concepts of these words also fall into the “goeswith” category. It is how you respond to the fear that will make a difference on how your destiny will unfold (assuming you are with the belief freewill is actually possible). What you think you become. Each word in the dictionary are put into two categories based on the proposition and context of the sentence. One being positive content, another being
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