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my personal definition of courage.

Kaitie Jourdeuil

on 7 December 2011

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Transcript of Courage

Courage By Kaitie Jourdeuil What's Courage? From the Latin "cor" meaning the heart. Courage: n. Bravery, boldness, intrepidity. Dutch courage: valour inspired by drinking. "Courage is the absence of fear." Physical courage The act of "disregarding physical danger for the sake of others’ life, liberty, prosperity, or happiness.” Is visible. Is it worth it? Emotional courage "To act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, or discouragement” But that's not really courage. Or is it? What about Martin Luther King Jr.? But Which is more important? Physical courage is highly favoured in society. Are we not giving emotional courage the credit it deserves? So here's my theory.... Can they both coexist together? YES! Firefighters and policemen risk their lives every day. WHY? Because they're standing up for what they believe in. Therefore... Most acts of physical courage are acts of emotional AT THE SAME TIME!! But there are always exceptions.... Spontaneous acts, like in "Over the Edge" BUT ARE THEY REALLY EXCEPTIONS???? We may never know..... Here are some examples... Harry Potter Alias His quest: to destroy Voldemort and restore peace and justice to the wizarding world. WHY? Ultimately because he wants to make the world a better place. Sydney joins the CIA, risking her life every day. WHY? Because she wants to make a difference in people's lives. But which is better? “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”
-Mark Twain “Each man has his own courage and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Courage is what it takes to stand and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
-Winston Churchill
My definition of courage Courage isn’t about what you do, but who you are. "Have the courage to live. Anyone can die."
-Robert Cody
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