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Can I call myself brave? There was a time when life was harsh to me, but I faced it all bravely..., writes Mukesh Setia.

india Updated: Aug 11, 2006 11:36 IST

Can I call myself brave? There was a time when life was harsh to me, but I faced it all bravely, wisely, without any fear and without tears.

I was and am, my own driving force, I have always tried to and am still trying to fill the world with light, to banish the darkness. I do get tired at times, but I can't afford to stop, because that would be letting the darkness take over, it will surround me, endless darkness, it will engulf everything, all will be lost.

This thought is enough for me to start once again, to re-fuel myself and set out once again to achieve my goal.

I don't know how many battles I have won so far, but I do know I still have to win a final one… and I will.

In this deafening world, I have kept my sanity and can hear my inner voice.

I reject the rejection. I accept the hard work; I am ready and always will be to fight for my existence.

Life never stops, neither should it, but I will make my presence felt. I am committed.

Can I call myself brave? I am least bothered about this, and maybe a bit bothered about winning. Life is a great teacher, explore life and learn from it and you will triumph.

An act of bravery, which will benefit only you, is separated by selfishness by a very thin line. You can be brave in the true sense of the word only if you fight evil for no materialistic gains, in fact for no particular reason and just for the sake of eradicating evil and spreading light.

And as you fight you have to keep a firm grip on your thoughts, don't get carried away.
So keeping all this in mind, I am trying, probably I am Brave.

Mukesh Setia is the founder director of A View To Education (AVTE), a educational institute in New Delhi. His first book Bansuri The Feelings was released in December 2004 the book was on courage and dreams