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7) “Courage is knowing what not to fear”. Critically analyse.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values; Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration

7) “Courage is knowing what not to fear”. Critically analyse. (150 Words)

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Why this question

Courage is a vital public service value. Its absence or presence in the public servant has a huge impact on his attitude towards work and life as well. Productivity and  integrity of a person/ public servant are intricately linked to the courage. The question is related to GS-4 syllabus; Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values; Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration.

Key demand of the question

The question wants us to analyse the given statement and discuss points in favour as well as against it.  On the basis of that discussion we have to form our own interpretation of the given quotation

Directive word

Critically analyse- we have to identify the key ethical issues involved in the given quotation and present them in the form of points in favour and points against. We have to give our opinion in the end.

Structure of the answer

Introduction- briefly mention the importance of courage in public service and in personal life.

Body-  Divide the body into two parts. In one point discuss points/ arguments in favour of and in other part, discuss points/arguments against the given statement.

Conclusion- In the conclusion, articulate your opinion in the form of conclusion of the above made arguments.