Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Courage or Stupidity?

In front of the building I stay,is another building,behind it is a railway track and beyond that is a bus-stop.Whenever I have got to catch a bus,I go around 4-5 buildings and walk for about 10 mins to reach the bus-stop instead of taking the 2mins route by crossing the tracks.That's because I do not think crossing railway tracks is the right thing......but then there are certain people who do that regularly and in fact argue..."What is there to fear"....makes me wonder whether they are being courageous OR plainly stupid..!!

There is,I think,a very thin line between courage and stupidity.

Like for instance,diving in the sea to save someone from drowning would be an act of courage..but diving in when you yourself don't know swimming is stupidity...

It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you...

It can also be argued that certain circumstances can lead us to do something that might be illogical as such....but are done on the spur of the moment without putting much thought...
Only results can tell the difference...whether an action was of Courage or Stupidity.

If a man tries to jump the gap between two cliffs and succeeds,thats courage,but if he fails,it will be termed stupidity.

In between these two also...I think there is an aspect of being adventourous...where risks are taken,but the dangers are also taken care of....or in other words,those are calculated risks:-)

All I am trying to say is that....its your life...enjoy the adventorous ride....but Take Care!!!

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