“If you have what seems to you insufficient, then you will be miserable even if you possess the world.” – Seneca
“I have no right to say or do anything that diminishes a man in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him, but what he thinks of himself. Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupary
So often you hear people talk of “conquering fear” – as if it were a foe to be slain, or a beast to be defeated, or simply a body, with a life, that expires like all others.
But fear isn’t something to be conquered at all. It isn’t something killed. It isn’t anything at all. It isn’t relevant at all.
“The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe