Definition Essay About Courage

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Let me tell you about a time that I was so courageous I almost died. Courage, what is courage exactly? Some people believe that it is when you can face up to your own fears. Or, that it is when someone does something that they believe most people would not dare to do. Courage has many different definitions and its views have changed from generation. Soldiers, police officers, and fire fighters are believed to be the most courageous people out there. However, if you ask them if they think they are courageous they say no they are just doing their job. Could it be that courage is more than just facing danger and doing something admirable that most people do not believe they would have the strength, will power, and patience to complete not a lone …show more content…
But that you found the strength, desire, and will power to not give up. To be courageous does not have to mean that you faced a fearful situation head on but managed to get through it. Courage describes a person that fights to overcome a situation that they may not be able to cure or get rid of but be able to find was to still live a normal quality of life with it. Courage is when you accept the things that you cannot change and instead of surrendering you manage to pick yourself up and show that you are strong enough to go on. For example, my husband was in a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down instead of falling apart and breaking down I found my courage and accepted the facts and figured out a way to live a life with a quadriplegic husband. I did not find a cure to beat quadriplegia, my life was not on the line as I said in my opening sentence. I was courageous to figure out how to have a quality of life with certain circumstances. You do not have to be a hero to have courage you must have will power, want, and desire. Courage is not the ability to not be intimidated as it says in the dictionary. Courage is the aspiration, longing, or yearning to …show more content…
Nor is it a mental training given to certain professions but, within us all. There is a time in everyone’s life when they become courageous whether it be when we face a fear or put our lives on the line. It can also be when we simply just do not give up. When we give are heart, love, desire, need, want, will power and strength in being who we are. The most timid and fretful person can have the most courage you will ever see. Because it is easier to give up and surrender to something than it is to survive. Someone who lives to tell of their experience of depression is courageous, even if they are still dealing with it. Why, because they never surrendered to the illness and allowed it to take over them. They accepted it and managed away to live with it, to overcome

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