“Can a man still be brave even if he’s afraid?”
“That is the only time a man can be brave.”
I’ve always loved this answer of Ned Stark. It just shows that the point in which we become certain of abstract ideas such as bravery is also the moment when we doubt if it does exist. And its existence is not something that can be bought, or taught or given by another. It is a choice which you make for yourself, by yourself. Fear is a matter of choice. Bravery at the face of fear’s blade is a matter of choice.
Everyday we make choices. Everyday we are given the only time we could truly define who we are and what we wanted to be.