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LJ Idol Break week, Challenge #2 – Sang-froid

sang-froid (Fr. sɑ̃ˈfrwa

n. coolness of mind; calmness; composure. [1740–50; < French: literally, cold blood]

Cool Down. Keep Cool. Calm Down. To keep one’s composure. Chill out. These everyday phrases are something pretty much all of us heard from adults growing up - some of us rather more frequently than others. Taken from the French, the word literally means “cold blood”.

We didn’t know it, simply because they didn’t use the word itself, but the trait they were trying to teach us was sang-froid. Teaching the art of composure, the ability to stay calm, cool and collected in a given situation, especially a stressful or potentially dangerous one, especially if one is not imbued with it in one’s character makeup, is difficult. Not an easy trait to master, but ultimately more useful than algebra.

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