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“Moral courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” – Nelson Mandela

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

“Moral courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” – Nelson Mandela

Difficulty level: Easy

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Quotes Wednesdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.

Body:

Emphasize that moral courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to overcome fear in order to do what is right and just. It is about standing up for your beliefs and values, even when it is difficult, uncomfortable, or even dangerous to do so. By triumphing over fear, one can demonstrate their strength, integrity, and commitment to their principles. Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of this quote in this present day.