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  1. Oct 2013
    1. For there are two reasons why human beings face danger calmly: they may have no experience of it, or they may have means to deal with it: thus when in danger at sea people may feel confident about what will happen either because they have no experience of bad weather, or because their experience gives them the means of dealing with it.

      It is an interesting point. I don't know how you could be calm about something you are afraid of and never faced.