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If you are looking for “case-studies” of courage, you need look no further than Saturday’s news. These articles will no doubt make for interesting discussion of:
- What courage is/isn’t
- The subjectivity of courage
- Different forms of courage
- How courage is contagious and more
The articles are:
- Physical courage: Sixteen zoo staff. More than 200 animals. An encroaching fire. The rescue operation that became the pride of Mogo, by Jane Cadzow
- Moral courage: After a fast and scandalous fall, can the Queen’s favourite son ever rebuild his reputation?, by Camilla Tominey
- Vital courage: My terminally ill friend’s decision to host a party made me reassess what matters most in life, by Rosalind Reines
- Moral and physical courage: Sport Thought: The new form of courage may be not to play, by Timothy Boyle
A couple of my own thoughts on moral courage and the above articles:
- With respect to the article about Prince Andrew: I say this with no judgement and with compassion; I do hope moral courage takes a stance in resolving the unresolved in this story.
- With respect to the article about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the Australian Football League: This is a courageous & worthy debate to raise. Courage has a tipping point into recklessness at one end of the continuum, & yes, into cowardice at the other. As a loyal Collingwood Football Club supporter, I love the game, but at what price?
Would love to hear what you think,