Courage is one of the most commonly used words these days. When a child grows up, his parents teach him to be courageous. A person who can fight, who is physically strong and who can showcase his power is considered courageous. We grow up wanting to be considered courageous and bold, but it is not always possible for a person to be physically strong. Does that mean that this person lacks courage? Should he not be considered courageous? I do not think this is true.
We have gotten the definition of courage completely wrong. We have mixed up strength with courage and often do not see that a person who is not physically strong can also be incredibly courageous person.
Lao Tzu ones said, “A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”
This means that every person who is living is showing some amount of inner courage. Living in this world today has become difficult. Every person faces numerous challenges during his day to day life. To be able to get through the day and not give up while meeting the challenges of life is also the definition of a person who can be considered courageous.
Death is not an Option to be Considered Courageous
It is said that giving your life is the most courageous thing you can do. Well, I beg to differ! Death is not the solution to any problem. What I think should be considered courageous is living, to dare to live no matter how hard the going gets. When a soldier dies fighting for the country, the fact that he died does not make him courageous person. But the fact that he dared to face the enemy when the things get tough is what should be considered courageous. We have seen people giving up life when they cannot get to the solution of the problem. Let us understand that this is not the solution.
So what Makes You Courageous?
If you get up every morning with the same enthusiasm to take whatever life throws at you. If you face your problems head first and do not run away from them. If you make an effort to help other people, no matter how tough your life is. You are undoubtedly the most courageous person on this planet. Be the soldier who had a whole army of the enemies in front of him. He knew he would die anyway, but he chose to live. He decided to fight, and he decided to contribute. Living life with positivity is the most courageous thing to do.
To conclude I would just like to say that, we all have one life and each day is a new beginning. If today was not a good day, then tomorrow will be. Keep the faith and believe that you are a courageous person, no matter what people tell you. Your inner courage is what will give you the strength to live and make a difference in this world. Believe in yourself and do not let any person tell you otherwise.
Written By: Vishakha Goyal
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