"You cannot be wise and brave at the same time." from the book Masterpiece by Elise Broach
My son told me this this morning. It's from a book he's just finished and he was musing about the truth of the statement.
It made me think of the last post I wrote about bravery, and about something I am considering doing to push forward - past the conventional process of querying - in an effort to get published. It's a wild idea - a hugely brave idea. But maybe not wise. Unless it works out. And then it would be awesome.
It's a true statement, I think. In the comment section on the other post we discussed the idea that it's bravery if it works out... it's stupidity if it doesn't.
What do you think? Can you be wise and brave at the same time? Or is bravery the absence of wisdom? (in a good way)