What is Courage Today?

According to Brene Brown in her book The Gifts Of Imperfection, “Courage used to mean to speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart. Today courage is more synonymous with being heroic. Heroics is important and we certainly need heroes. Speaking honestly and openly about who we are, about what we’re feeling, and about our experiences (good and bad) is the definition of courage. Heroics is often about putting our life on the line. Ordinary courage is about putting our vulnerability on the line. In today’s world that’s pretty extraordinary.”
Personally, I believe courage is also about speaking up for what you believe in when others are being treated poorly. In our schools we teach students to stand up and protect anyone who is being bullied. This also needs to be done in any business, family or in society in general. I urge you all to be mindful of what you believe is true respect and integrity and to live by those standards to make that bit of difference to others in your life.

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