Dr. Rachel Schreier is a psychology scholar and practitioner who divides her time between training and consulting, clinical practice, and scholarly writing and research. She works with both adults and adolescent clients with a variety of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems such as depression, stress and anxiety. She has much experience with a multitude of patients.
What is courage? Is courage being yourself when you’re different from everyone else? Is it doing something that no one seems to believe you can do? Is it standing up for what’s right, even if doing so puts yourself in danger? Is it risking your life for that of someone else? Is courage facing your fears, no matter the size? Is it being able …show more content…
But fortitude is what sets courageous people apart from the cowardly. Being able to go out there and face those difficulties and solve them with strength and tact.
It seems to be that only few possess these qualities. These are not seen in many people because fear appears to outweigh bravery in such individuals. To simplify it, courage is an act of bravery, which doing so is easier said than done. Being courageous enough to do what is right earns one the respect to be called a hero. While some may see being courageous as having to be doing something big, it may be something as small as to give an apology. It all depends on the context of the situation. Meaning, many acts are considered brave, but that doesn’t make just anyone courageous.
Bravery is instinctual. It is something that cannot really be thought through. Typically, it is considered spur of the moment reactions, leaving little time to think about ones actions and consequences through. Brave people don’t hesitate. They race to a solution when others are still contemplate whether or not they should act. In order to be brave, one should not overthink situations.
Bravery is an action that just happens. Most would say that they did not know what came over them, that they just …show more content…
The act of filling out the ballot itself does not take a superhero, it is everything leading up to that which shows bravery. Standing up for your ideals and those of your candidate, no matter what hatred you see from the opposing side, passing the laws and acts that save lives. Even though this bravery does not show much danger, you are still putting yourself out there to put the bigger picture in mind. The lives at stake during the next four years and who the civilian is choosing to represent them is what is courageous. Bravery is when you put yourself in harm’s way to help or protect another. Parents are brave when they give up their time and sleep in order to comfort and care for their child. Teachers are brave when they give up their own time to improve their teaching or help out a student who is struggling. Police are brave when they rush into a building not knowing what is going to meet them on the other side. Bravery is taking a risk to give something of yourself in order to make life easier for another.
One aspect that makes it clear whether or not someone has what it takes to be a hero is the fight or flight reaction. When faced in a stressful or dangerous situation, people will do one of