It’s no secret that I have a severe disdain for cowardice and how it makes a person unreliable. It could be spreading false rumours behind someone’s back, excessive gossiping, lying to save your own hide and avoid taking responsibility or countless other things.
Cowardice is not about being afraid. We all are at times. Cowardice is about selfishness, about hurting other people and possibly your own integrity by refusing to defy your own fear. If you’re going to hurt someone’s feelings, do it in their face and let it happen BECAUSE of your integrity. Let it happen because you’re unapologetic about what you really stand for and who you are, not because you’re trying to be something you’re not.
“There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet.” – al’Lan Mandragoran, a character from Robert Jordan’s “The Great Hunt”.