I have a friend who used to say, “Where firearms are sold, you cannot buy courage.”
In many countries around the world, there are individuals who understand the importance of men who will do what they’re supposed to, regardless of the circumstances. There are always those men who say outloud they are will provite security, defend their families, fight for freedom.
It’s an inspiring notion, isn’t it? Who wouldn’t want to be the hero of the day?
These individuals invest in firearms, attend shooting classes, purchase gear, and acquire all sorts of equipment to prepare for the day when things take a turn for the worse.
But, let me be straightforward: gear and training alone are not sufficient. Courage cannot be bought where firearms are sold.
Courage is the most essential quality of a man. Throughout history, the greatest achievements were not accomplished by the most skilled or the best-equipped individuals, but by the bravest.
So, how can a man become courageous?
Here’s my list of 8 things you can do to develop and maintain courage:
- Undertand the importance of the courage for the humanity
- Be technically prepared: Attend classes and practice combat daily.
- Have the best gear you can afford: I didn’t say it was useless; I said it’s not enough, right?
- Be physically fit for combat: Not a bodybuilder, not a marathon runner, but a well-conditioned machine.
- Clearly define what is worth dying for. If you can’t answer this question easily, you’ll never be fully prepared.
- Toughen your mind: Avoid becoming soft.
- Read the Stoics.
- Always do what makes you proud. Ensure that if you were to pass away today, you’d be content with what people say at your funeral.
Weapons, training, and equipment are all excellent preparation tools, but they cannot provide the unwavering courage that distinguishes a true man. This intangible quality is what drives people to accomplish extraordinary feats and cannot be bought or obtained from a store. It is developed internally through unwavering determination, mental toughness, and a strong sense of morality.
To become brave, one must prepare not only their skills but also their mind and spirit. It requires a commitment to constant improvement, a profound understanding of what truly matters, and the unwavering resolve to uphold one’s principles, even in the face of adversity.