Is Love the source of Courage?

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  1. profile image55
    graceinusposted 4 years ago

    Is Love the source of Courage?

    When I was a young kid I had asked my Dad where does a courage come from. He look at me a said, " It comes from love. It was only years later I heard this quote from him; " In the absence of love, courage is impossible." Do you think it's true?

  2. CreeViking profile image92
    CreeVikingposted 4 years ago

    It certainly could be. Courage is derived from some other emotion I think. for example: If someone wanted to pick a fight with me and was using verbal insults to do it and I was alone I would probably walk away. If they attack my wife verbally I would probably give a different, more robust, reaction to it. So courage is based on motivations of the time and love can most certainly be one of those motivations.
    In battle, soldiers are usually motivated by their ideology and patriotism (love of country). The stronger these feelings are, the more courage a soldier tends to have and the braver he/she is in battle. Is love the SOURCE of courage? It is more to say that it is ONE source of courage.

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      graceinusposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      CreeViking- The bond between soldiers in battle can be very strong. This may explain why one would risk his/her life for others. Thank you for your answer.

  3. CraftytotheCore profile image81
    CraftytotheCoreposted 4 years ago

    My motto that I heard from a movie once is,
    Love is not based on a feeling, but determination for a desired outcome.
    So following with your father's answer, I would say Love and Determination make us courageous.

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      graceinusposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      CraftytotheCore- I would guess that determination would have to be a part of it. Thank you.

  4. Say Yes To Life profile image78
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 4 years ago

    It can be.  If you love someone, that could give you the courage to defend that person whereas you maybe normally wouldn't have it.  I remember reading an old story from the 1950s where a girl attacked and beat up a big bully because he had abused her beloved cats.
    In another example, I'm afraid of doing various stunts at snowboard camp, but continue to go, and cross-train when I can't go, because I love the sport so much.  I have plans to learn some serious new skateboarding skills this weekend.  Wish me luck - and courage!

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      graceinusposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Say Yes To Life- Thank you for your answer. Be careful with skateboarding and I wish you the best.

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    Rayne123posted 4 years ago

    I love that quote, and yes I believe so. If you have genuine love you will feel all other emotions to be easier and fall in place.

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      graceinusposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Rayne123- Of all the emotions we have I do believe love is the strongest of all of them. I do think love has a influence on the others. Many thanks for your answer.

  6. C.V.Rajan profile image59
    C.V.Rajanposted 4 years ago

    If love is the source of courage, why so many youngsters don't get enough courage to go and propose to a girl?!

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      graceinusposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      C.V. Rajan- In may opinion if a man propose to a woman then it means he should love her enough that he would  be willing to die for her. It sounds to me like there are many young men out there who are not willing to go that far. That's my opinion.

    2. lone77star profile image83
      lone77starposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Because it's not "love" in the spiritual sense. Lust, perhaps. True love is entirely generous, as in, I'm willing to dedicate my life to you. Such generosity is easy without ego. Selfish intent is afraid of being bruised.

  7. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 4 years ago

    Not entirely true. Someone can do a courageous thing for selfish reasons. But the usual usage of "courage" includes an unselfish intent. Whenever I hear of selfish courage, such attitude, I feel, is tainted.

    But, for the most part, pure love (the unselfish and unconditional kind) is a source of fearlessness, because it forces one to become spiritual rather than physical. Such fearlessness allows all manner of miracles.

    This is where true courage, pure love, utter humility, perfect confidence and 100% responsibility intersect -- outside space-time, at the source of creation.

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      graceinusposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer.

 
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