Courage Essay

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Courage What feeling arise in our hearts when we hear the word courage? Admiration, respect, fear or maybe nothing. This word has a very long history and its origin is from the Latin word coraticum. It literally means “an action that comes from a heart”, in other words, a noble action. The main interpretation of the usage of this term is – “to describe people who have a quality of mind that allows them to face danger without fear, which is also often referred to as bravery or boldness”. This word it mostly used when talking about man for from its original it is considered to be more of a manly virtue. The definitions of this word are numerous, but since the world around us changes the definitions change, too. For many people risking or giving one's life for others is probably the highest example of courage. This is an action that will always be deeply respected by other people and touches every single one of us to the core. Though most people do not risk their lives on a daily basis they can still be courageous. A quote by Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber depicts these two different kinds of courage and gives an easy way to define them as: "courage to die" and the "courage to get up in the morning." This is different for every person but sometimes a person who is ready for “real” courage, “courage to die” is not strong enough to face the “everyday” one. Courage cannot be measured from a sense of significance. Courage is being strong even though you are afraid, but, on the other hand, it is taking risks without knowing the future

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