Absence of fear? I don't think so. We all have our fears whether we want to admit it or not. I, myself, have plenty: fear of snakes, spiders, natural disasters, bad people and the greatest one - loosing the people I love. That last and biggest fear comes face to face with the unconditional love I feel towards my family and friends and the fear loses every time. I don't know if that is courage, but it is love.