Check out Moral Courage Channel. They always inspire us to challenge our courage.
- “Moral courage is the courage to take action for moral reasons despite the risk of adverse consequences.”
- “Moral courage means doing the right thing in the face of your fears.” I like to define moral courage as a mix of these two.
Being brave enough to do what’s right, or better for judgment, in the face of peer pressure to do otherwise, for fear of losing the faith of your friends or family. Pressure busts pipes and/or makes diamonds. Pipes and people crack under pressure. Diamonds are made under that same pressure. It all depends on how you react to the pressure being applied.
Common sense like right from wrong. Good from bad. Hot from cold. It was all elementary. Really basic skills that required little to no training at all. Once I learned how to distinguish the two, life was so much more easier for me. Growing up started out hard but, then I began to make it a lot easier with the understanding of it’s values added to the basic dos and don’ts of becoming an adult.
Today, most men I know, personally and otherwise, practice some form of decent morality. Most men can be labeled a bit old fashioned. Manners and chivalry are not dead. There may be less puddle covering but, the amount of door openings make up for it. Naturally, it just feels good and right to do for another person. As a man, I feel compelled to open the door for my wife. Morally, I think it is the right thing to do. And respectfully, to my wife, I feel that it is the thing I must do.
There’s a very thin line between a must do and a right to do. I must drink water every day to avoid becoming dehydrated. I want to drink beer every day because it quenches my thirst and it helps me relax. The choice is mine. With or without the peer pressure.
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