#380: How to Be Braver

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  • Bravery is an attitude not a physical activity
    • Acting in the face of fear not the absence of fear
  • Culture types:
    • Culture of dignity: Western, individual is unit of measurement
    • Culture of honor: on stage, personal and family reputation
    • Culture of face: Chinese. Avoid personal embarrassment. Honor is about family reputation, culture of face is more individual
  • How to be braver: reduce fear and increase willingness to act
  • Lucky charm? Works for a lot of people!
  • Watch out for self handicapping. Harming your chances in order to give yourself a built in excuse