Courage Essay

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Through life when adults have children they strive to assure that they will be strong and independent beings when they grow up. Parents want their children to stand up for what they believe in and not get pushed around by others. Whether someone is courageous or not proves the success of one’s parenting. When people think of courage they usually think of a firefighter saving a small child in a house engulfed in flames or an 18 year old boy going into the army. The truth is, courage is a lot more complex than everyone thinks. Courage is the ability to stand up for your beliefs. Martin Luther King Jr. is arguably the most courageous person to have walked the face of the earth. Many people think all of the peace rallies, speeches and movements he put forth to desegregate the United States were petty attempts. Some argue that it took no courage at all to have tons of supporters and go around giving speeches of peace. When I hear someone say anything like that, I cannot help myself from automatically thinking they are a fool. When Martin Luther King Jr. started to make movements toward peace, half of the population hated African Americans. Every day he had to live with the chance of being killed at any moment by a racist. Since he stood up for what he believed in and found many who supported him, he changed the world forever. If Martin Luther King Jr. showed anything in his lifetime by sticking up for what he believed in, it was courage. Police officers, firefighters and military soldiers are commonly seen as the most courageous people in the world. However, some of the men who are protecting innocent people are not in their career because they are courageous but because they have no choice. Many teenagers, often males, who do poorly in high school, end up becoming a police officer since it’s not difficult to get the job. If you are born with physical strength and

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