courage with a small "c"
True courage is more than doing what we know is right. It's doing what we think is right.
Knowing is about collective agreement: it's obvious to everyone what should be done. Heroism in battle, a rescue from a burning building or overcoming insurmountable odds are all examples of big "C" Courage. These acts are worthy of recognition and reward. There's history to show us a path of behavior, ways of responding to situations and circumstances, reinforced over time, that have been identified as courageous.
Small "c" courage is all about doing what we think is right even when we know it may not appear right to others, and even when it's not easy. Correcting rumors, pointing out an injustice and speaking truth to power are also acts of courage.
These examples represent standing up for individual values, providing your personal imprimatur, risking reputation and respect... Continue