Definition essay on the word courage
br Courage as a Virtue Morality vs . Nature Courage as a Virtue Morality vs . Nature The Webster 's New World Dictionary (1966 , defines courage as the quality of being brave valor . I think it is important to note that this definition uses the term quality . What then is a quality Is it something that is innate and natural in each courageous person or is it something that is learned ? To say that courage is a natural tendency to some and not to others implies courage as strength and those lacking
Courage as a Virtue Morality vs . Nature The Webster 's New World Dictionary (1966 , defines courage as the quality of being brave valor . I think it is important to note that this definition uses the term quality . What then is a quality Is it something that is innate and natural in each courageous person or is it something that is learned ? To say that courage is a natural tendency to some and not to others implies courage as strength and those lacking
courage to be weak . But strength and weakness are not traits synonymous with only physical ability . One can be strong of mind and therefore possess the strength of courage without having to resort to a physical hardiness . Therefore , I believe courage is a virtue , a learned strength of morality in conditions where only courageous people venture and those without courage avoid and cower . The courageous are those who run toward precarious and /or dangerous situations to help achieve a positive goal , where others would turn and run
I think courage is closely related to ethics and not some genetic hardiness that a scientist might conclude . Also , psychology does play some role in courage , but only in the way that persons such as Abraham Maslow offer insight into . The hierarchy of needs , puts aestheticism at the top of the ladder of human goals so a morally and possibly spiritually sound person would seek out courage in all their actions . I think that a spiritually sound and grounded person would fear nothing other than their chosen God and would revere situations where he or she could demonstrate their commitment to a higher power , such as helping a person , who is being assaulted
Aside from aesthetic spiritual definition of when and why a person would demonstrate courage , a moral aesthetic person would do so without religion as a barometer for their actions . Virtue ethics lean toward putting a moral person as a courageous person , because I believe they would want to demonstrate their courage of delving into territory that the less courageous would travel . Activists and whistleblowers might be put in this category , as they pave a road for others to follow and they do not need their God as a witness . However , they do need others to see their actions as courageous
This brings up a very important component to courage in my opinion . Do the courageous have to be altruistic ? The past two examples show that courage in the moral and spiritual cases have motive . I believe that courage should be a moral virtue that requires a personal relationship with oneself and need no other entity to recognize it . Though , courage is recognized by onlookers , let us say when a fireman brings a child out of a burning building . Is being courageous part of a job requirement or is it this individuals moral promise to himself to carry out these deeds
I think that we as a society can have a collective...