The Word Courage

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Throughout the ages, “courage” is a word that maintains an unchanging definition that most always provides positive connotations. “Courage” is often used to describe someone very brave or doing something extraordinary to help others in times of difficulty. We hear people and even animals commit courageous acts every day in the news, radio, and social media, such as firefighters saving babies or dogs dialing 911 for owners in grave danger. Although we often associate the word with amazing feats, courage can also describe smaller and more personal accomplishments as well, such as taking the responsibility for something that happened or for simply being the bigger person and apologizing. I see courage as having the guts to do something out of …show more content…
While it is ironic that his name is Courage, the dog is easily frightened and is always initially cowering in fear of whatever creature he encounters. However, as his name suggests, Courage always faces and overcomes adversity to save and protect Muriel from danger. The purple dog consistently goes out of his way and out of his comfort zone to protect people he holds dearly to him and although he does hesitate at times, he never fails to save Muriel. Courage is an excellent example to represent true acts of courage by confronting his fears to help others. While Courage the dog serves as one fictional example on television, there are also real people and animals that perform courageous acts everyday around the …show more content…
A common anxiety that most people would agree to having is the fear of public speaking. For example, I consider myself to be extremely shy and soft-spoken. When I was involved in a youth organization in high school, each intern was required to give at least one or two speeches at rallies or big events in front of hundreds of people. Whenever it was my turn, I would get so nervous to the point where I wanted to faint. Although I was petrified, I was always determined to get through it, to do the best I can, and get it over with. This is a personal feat of courage for me as public speaking is something I am terrible at and fearful of. Despite it being something that causes me severe dread, I always do it anyway because I know I have to face my fears and that I can only get better and grow from it. Whether it is a big or small accomplishment, being able to brave through and overcome individual challenges is a courageous act on its own and it goes toward personal achievements that will only improve the self in the long

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