Thursday, October 2, 2014

Boldness defined

There are a surprising number of definitions for "bold." Some have to do with danger, like these:
  1. Fearless before danger.
  2. Showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit.
Others portray it as a slightly negative quality, like these:
  1. Not hesitating to break the rules of propriety; impudent.
  2. Striking or conspicuous to the eye; flashy, showy. 
And still others connect boldness to creativity:
  1. Beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; imaginative.
  2. Adventurous, free.
I'd like to add my own definition, as well:
  1. An action that is unexpected or slightly out of character.
As you can see, there are many different sides of this word, many ways you can live boldly. I'll be delving into the different aspects of boldness for the rest of the month, so stay tuned.

In case your memory is exceedingly short, here is the index to all the posts in this series.

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