Courage in the Crucible

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“Courage means doing something even though it can be difficult and fearsome,” is a quote that is very true. The dictionary definition of courage is “the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc.” I think a perfect example of this thought would be a recent high school graduate joining the military. With wars raging all over the world, a solider is almost guaranteed to be on the front line. A young man or woman who has their whole life ahead of them, to look forward to, has to have a lot of courage to face the gruesome challenges of a military life. Nobody knows what this life is like until it’s you in this position. I am sure the challenges of this job are both difficult and fearsome in more than one way. These people have to have lots of courage to put themselves in this position. Police officers also have to have this courage to risk their lives every day to protect citizens of the community from danger. Firemen have the courage to go into a burning building to save other people. This would be very fearsome and a difficult task to do. Doctors, pilots, and just regular people face problems that involve courage. There are many more examples of this. These are just some of the reasons I believe that the statement “Courage means doing something even though it can be difficult and fearsome,” is true!
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