courage-jpnPlato proposed four classical (sometimes called cardinal) virtues: courage, wisdom, justice, and temperance. He argued that a virtuous man would display all four of these virtues in his daily life, and that this man would be not only a good man, but a happy man, and a worthy king (admittedly I’m simplifying the argument of Republic a lot here). Last month I gave you a story challenge asking you to explain what wisdom is. This month we’re going to look at courage. So, this is your story challenge today!

Your Challenge: Write me a story about the nature and meaning of courage. What does it mean to be ‘courageous’? What makes us ‘courageous’ and how do we know if we are ‘courageous’? What is the relationship between courage and fear? What is the difference between courage and fearlessness?

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