Our founders built the wall to keep us safe. And they divided us into five groups, Factions, to keep the peace.
"I throw my arms out to the side and imagine that I am flying… My heart beats so hard it hurts, and I can’t scream and I can’t breathe, but I also feel everything, every vein, and every fiber, every bone and every nerve, all awake and buzzing in my body as if charged with electricity. I am pure adrenaline."
Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible.
It's learning how to control your fear,
and how to be free from it.
You’re different. They can’t control you. x
Sometimes it keeps us alive. Sometimes it threatens to destroy us.
“I stare into my own eyes for a moment. Today is the day of the aptitude test that will show me which of the five factions I belong in. And tomorrow, at the Choosing Ceremony, I will decide on a faction; I will decide the rest of my life; I will decide to stay with my family or abandon them”.
I don’t want to be just one thing. I can’t be. I want to be brave, and I want to be selfless, intelligent, and honest and kind.
- Four. Four fears?
- Four then, four now.
"…Sometime bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater.
But sometimes it doesn’t.
Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life.”
“They’re gonna get inside your head and watch how you respond to fear. But you can pass, you can make it through Dauntless, I have seen it before”