Let me ask you.

What is the hardest obstacle in the world?

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In life, we face countless difficulties.

Friends. To make friends, we need to be outgoing and friendly. If you are shy to speak up and talk to people, where does the problem lie when you have no friends?

Academics. To score well for tests and examinations, we need to study hard. If you don’t prepare early and put in effort, where does the problem lie when you obtain poor results?

Health. To stay healthy, we need to consistently have a balanced diet and plenty of sleep. If you take your health for granted, where does the problem lie when you are plagued with illnesses?

Let me ask you again.

What is the hardest obstacle in the world?

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Imagine you’re in an army being sent to war. Sure, fighting the enemy requires skills, weapons, strength. But is that the most difficult part?

My favourite scene in Shingeki no Kyojin is not a battle fight. Neither is it a devastating death.

It is the scene when the decision to join the Survey Corps was made.

Are you willing to offer your beating hearts for mankind?

This is the clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApU72YmOcY8

All of them understand exactly what they would have to do if they were to join the Survey Corps. They have experienced fighting titans first-hand and acknowledges the high risk of losing their lives. They know that it would be much safer to join the Military Police or the Garrison.

Despite this, they stayed.

Despite this, they are still willing to put their lives on the line.

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I may not have watched every anime there is, but I believe that this scene is the perfect example of true bravery. It is not being a badass and recklessly charging into the enemy soldiers. It is the acknowledgment of one’s fear of death, but going ahead with it anyways.

So let me ask you one last time.

What is the hardest obstacle in the world?

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