Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Courage

I just finished teaching a first year seminar on Wellsprings of Courage. It was a fascinating class because of all the insights the students brought for discussion. One conclusion we reached is that it’s almost impossible to see one’s own courage. Another point was that the approachability of the courageous person has a big effect on whether or not we felt they could serve as an example to inspire our own courage. Whatever your definition of courage is, who do you know personally who you consider courageous? Do they inspire you or do you feel you could never be like them?