You say the absence of fear is courage. I say you’re wrong.
The absence of fear is not courage; the absence of fear is mental illness.
People filled with courage are equally filled with fear. They just don’t let it get in the way of their courageous acts. In fact, they let their fear fuel their acts.
We’re all filled with fear, every single one of us. If you find someone with no fear at all, recommend them to a mental institute.