Virtue and Courage

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Courage is a highly acclaimed trait, it is bravery, passion, and faith that is in a person. It is raised up in war and times of struggle, but sometimes the intentions behind these courageous actions are overlooked. The value of courage lies not in the act itself, but in the motivations and values behind it. Simply being brave does not constitute courage.

Courage is defined by the motivations and thoughts that exist within the action. If these do not exist, the value of courage is lost. Courage is the ability to look at a situation and no matter how hard it is to accomplish you go in to it fearlessly. Courage is faith and faith equal to God.

My definition of courage is a person that has the strengths needed to face their fears. We all face difficulties in our lives like: loosing some one you love, getting something stolen, or having an angry friend on your bad side. But what sets courageous people apart from cowards is fortitude. Having the fill to go out there and face those difficulties and diffuse them with passion and strength. Having such qualities is a hard thing to find. Not a lot of people can tell you straight up that they have those qualities because to many people are scared of their difficulties. For me, I think that I’m a very courageous person because when everything goes wrong in my life I still find that courage to keep positive and keep moving on. Just like an hunting lion because he stole a cow might be considered to be beyond courageous because it seems foolish to risk one's life over a cow. Some people might say to just let it go. However, they would be saying this without understanding that the lion would come again and again unless he was stopped the first time. In this case it is not just act of foolishness but one of courage. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
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