Confidence is fear

‘Confidence’ and ‘fear’ are actually two names for the same state of mind. Fearfulness says, “I’m at the risk of losing something important, that something important can be anything — money, security, respect, relationship, whatever.” Confidence says, “these things are important but I’m not at the risk of losing them.” What is common between confidence and fear?

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