Perhaps each person thinks about some eternal issues such as happiness, love, and courage. Each person at least once asks himself or herself “What is courage?” and if he or she is a courageous person. Not one essay is written on the topic what courage is and how a person understand this term. As I am not an exception, I also try to understand the notion of courage and its reflection in the modern world.
First of all, it is vital to mention that to be courage is more than words; it is presented with actions and deeds. One may describe courage person as a powerful fighter, faithful patriot, or brave fireman. However, a person should not forget that courage is the ability to resist own fears. It is an important quality not only for firefighters, police officers, or medieval knight but each live person. An individual experiences courage since childhood, for example, when a toddler is learning to walk. Even though children are known as fearless people, they have to be courage to stand on their feet without fear to fall, while doing their first steps. They need to have this quality while climbing on the bed that is higher than the previous one. And, for sure, they need the courage to stand on the chair, singing songs and reciting rhymes for the crowd of guests who are staring at each of them.
That is why when any of my friends ask: “What does courage mean to you?” I always answer that it is the thing that makes me feel strong to overcome my fears. Obviously, a life of each person is different, but the common thing that exists in everybody’s life is a challenge at a certain life stage. At first one is afraid to perform in front of the guest, then to go to the school, to get acquainted with the new classmates, to fail exams, to be fired, etc. Each person has own challenges and own fears, but when he or she overcomes the difficulties, an individual may feel like the most courageous person in the world. The moment when a person faces his or her fear is the high time to understand personal identity. If a person succeeds to overcome, it means courage is in his or her blood. If a person fails, he or she always has the chance to train own courage starting with the small fears.
Generally speaking, courage may be regarded subjectively as a notion of human qualities. But the important fact is that the person has to have this quality to resist own fears and weaknesses. Even if it seems to be impossible, a person has to try, as nobody knows how much a human can. When one fear is overcome, the second and the third follow to be overcome as well. When a person feels the power above his or her fears, he or she can be called the courageous person, and any difficulties or fear cannot scare him or her.