“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” ~Mark Twain
“People are made of flesh and blood and a miracle fiber called courage.” ~Mignon McLaughlin,
“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“Sometimes the biggest act of courage is a small one.” ~Lauren Raffo
In order to accomplish just about anything in life, you need courage. Surprisingly, we all have varying degrees of it at any given time. When young athletes are anxious to play rather than always sitting on the bench, they must muster the courage to approach the coach and also be able to take the rejection. The important thing is they stood up for themselves. Speaking to a teacher regarding an academic issue can render the same kind of frustration and anxiety.
Teens who are forced to make decisions going against peer pressure require a lot of guts to do so. They likely don’t receive the amount of credit they deserve in such situations. As parents, we don’t stop to think of the multitude of situations that required our teens to stand strong against the coercion of friends or classmates. In a similar incident, many teenagers are anxious to enter the dating scene and the demands and awkward situations that arise force some teens into critical spur of the moment, decisions. Courage in making the correct choice is again a necessity. Even those teens attempting to request dates are wandering into an untraveled realm. It calls for a brand new type of bravery. Continue reading