“Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’
’That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.”
– George R.R. Martin (A Game of Thrones)
I have been on a total Game of Thrones kick lately. With the fourth season on TV in full swing and having recently devoured the first book, my head is firmly stuck in the fantasy world of Westeros. I was fuming when I heard that there would be no episode on this week, so what better way to pass the time than quoting it instead?!
The quote above remains my favourite from the first novel, it’s simple but powerful and I love the truth behind it. It takes a lot more courage for Tyrion Lannister the dwarf with little battle knowledge to run into combat as opposed to Jamie Lannister, who is highly practiced at sword fighting. But who is considered more brave by the masses? Jamie, of course, which is really quite inaccurate! True bravery is facing your fears and conquering them, not running into a situation others find scary but you know you can thrive in.
Have a good Wednesday everyone! 🙂
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