Reminder on courage

A few months ago I did a post on having courage in down economies.  Today, an essay popped up in CNN on the same subject.  It was a good reminder.

Anyone who starts a business in this time is a hero.  

Anyone who funds one of these businesses is a hero.  

It doesn't even matter if the idea for the business is a brilliant one or a mediocre one.  What matters is that someone is making an effort to overcome fear.

There were too many companies that should never have been funded in the 1990s.  That's a given.  There are too few companies being funded and founded now.  And it's all based on fear.  

We really need a few heros right now.