We can master fear not only by facing it and understanding it,

…we can master it through courage. Courage has always been considered a supreme virtue. Plato considered it that element of the soul which bridges the cleavage between reason and desire. Aristotle considered it the affirmanon of one’s essential nature. Thomas Aquinas considered it the strength of mind capable of conquering whatever threatens the attainment of the highest good. The stoics considered it the affirmation of one’s essential being in spite of desires and anxieties. — MLK, The Mastery of Fear

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