Bravery Definition Essay

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Webster dictionary defines bravery as the quality that allows someone to feel or show no fear, but what about those who lack bravery? They define it as cowardice. Statistically, one in five Americans suffer from some form of a disability. These people, whether facing a physical or mental condition, suffer from cowardice, too. Society puts labels on these people without understanding what they are forced to go through on a daily basis. By showing them stories of anxiety and pain as well as the struggle of one of my close friends, I am hoping to show them a new side of the common fears they are unable to understand. A disability is not something that changes a person negatively; it increases the characteristics that they show as a person. Since …show more content…
One of my closest friends has a brother who suffers from a form of autism. Those who are not acquainted with their family look at him as if he is less of a person than themselves. He has been through so much in his life and it is truly hard to watch those people look at him in disgust. His autism allows him to remember little facts that most people could not possibly remember off the top of their head, for example, the year Pepsi was invented and who made it or the year one of his favorite musicians was born and when they died or served in the military. People tend to not know this remarkable characteristic about him and they have no clue how smart and brilliant he truly is. His family is aware of it, but he cannot understand this. He is used to being made fun of and even when someone is truthfully impressed by him or his talents, he will ask if they are making fun of him. He becomes angry at these points and it can be a struggle for him to calm down. His disability should definitely not cause him to be treated any differently from everyone else. People cannot seem to understand this because they have never been around someone who has his condition. They are unaware that his disability is an advantage, and in the whole scheme of his life is truly one of the bravest things he can

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