Courage: The Golden Mean Between Cowardice and Recklessness

Ed Newman
2 min readMay 10, 2019

The first of Aristotle’s moral virtues.

Photo by Jeff Rodgers on Unsplash

When overwhelmed by fear, we’re tempted to yield to cowardice.

When we fail to give due respect to our fears, we can take unnecessary risks and become reckless.

Fear wears many faces. Have you ever experienced any of these?
Fear that I will die young
Fear of failure



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