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What is Courage?

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    Agree? Disagree? Discuss.

    (I will post the full link to the article shortly)

     
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    Very good question and topic.

    "state of learned helplessness" is a good phrasing. But as much as I agree with the basic premise of the article, I think it doesn't take into account that what is courageous for one, is not a matter of courage for someone else. May've misread.
     
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    Courage and self-confidence are the two things I lack the most in my life. I'm exactly the opposite for that definition, fearful, always feeling helpless..I think depression really correlates with it, any feeling that your loosing hope and that well, nothing would turn out correct, not having courage is exactly fear.
     
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    I read this "What Is Congress?" and started cracking up.
     
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    I agree with that article.
     
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    Courage is taking correct action when no action is required or even frowned upon. Courage is a choice. I once did something that people perceived as courageous and it was actually desperation that motivated me to get the restraining order against my father. I did not see it as courageous at all. I felt that I did not have a choice that it was my only option. Courage is seeing the choice and taking the one that is going to chew you up and spit you out yet doing it is the right thing so that is what you do.
     
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    Courage, having an erection in the mens locker room
     
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    Courage is living by what is true to your heart; it is where your actions match what you truly believe.




    Quote for Truth. Quote for Lulz. Quote for Sithious.
     
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    Courage... knowing you can get hurt, and doing it anyway....
     
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    I would agree with the article. Courage is not about being the hero or not being afraid or anything like that. Everyone gets scared. Everyone feels fear. Being able to conquer that, though...that's something worthy of a title like courage.
     
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    Well I was preparing to object, by my eyes scanned the first quote, which sums up my definition of truth quite nicely.:m177:

    However, this article sort of paints courage to be something that is easily obtained, and shuns those who lack it. While I agree that the avoidance does reinforce the fear (I can't seem to escape behaviorist psychology), the correlation between fear and risk is different in everybody.

    I wish I had courage, though. It would put a lot of worried problems to their final resting place.
     
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    Actually, I was about to post the second half to this article, where the author actually talks about how to get rid of your fears; starting wherever you are :)

    Anyone interested in reading the rest?
     
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    YES
     
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    All right, here's another excerpt. You can find the whole article here.

    Hmm.
     
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    LOL!
     
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    Courage is a cowardly dog. End of discussion.
     
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    Also, no courage thread is complete without this:
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    No, I wish some were, but then I realized that I'm part of the problem.

    I'll try to give a good response.

    I think that courage is when you actively make the decision to ignore your fear for a higher moral calling, the greater good, etc. It is something that you have the possibility to create every moment of every day even if it just some small thing like being kind to someone in certain situations.
     
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    Haha, it was a rhetorical question. Hope you didn't feel I was poking you for it. :p
     
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