Will vs. Fear

Will vs. Fear

The Green Lantern.  I could hardly stay awake.  I’m still not sure if it’s because the movie wasn’t great or because I chronically fall asleep if I’m not working on solving a problem.  Either way, there was something that bothered me about the movie.

The Green Lanterns are supposed to not feel fear.  Instead, they exert their will.  Fear is what Parallax (the antagonist in the story) feeds off of.

The problem is, that’s not the way it really works.  We all have fear.  Fear is what keeps us from doing stupid things.  Exerting our will has nothing to do with fear.

In fact, I believe courage is the ability to address our fear head-on and still exert our will.

What do you think?



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