What is the most important virtue that differentiates a person from the crowd? What is it truly that accentuates a personality from ordinary to magnetic? What is the force that tells one to pursue dreams that require patience? The answer is – COURAGE.
If not for courage, what would give a person the impetus to imbibe all their energies towards a certain task. Courage to speak for one’s rights is important and needed for growth of a person. Because without liberty to do according to one’s will is bondage. And bondage leads one to nowhere. It only fulfills the whims and fancies of few sadists. One of the most important aspects of being virtuous is to be courageous. Without courage one can’t be consistent with the efforts.
A girlchild who has witnessed abuse won’t let it happen to another child. Once she has enough authority and agency to herself, she can stop such crimes. But not if she isn’t courageous. If she doesn’t have the guts to stand for herself and for the right of others then of what use is her inner virtue? Being courageous is being fearless in following one’s beliefs.
Belief system is the core set of values that make a person what they are. It makes them different from others. There are not many people who truly imbibe courage in practising virtues. This process of following one’s own path is tideous. It requires the will to take on any challenge and set back because of the beliefs one has. Not always will your beliefs be fruitful. One is bound to fail too. Not always. But many times.
Failures truly are the stepping stones to success. If not for failures then what would one fear? Things in life aren’t easy to get. Nothing is. Some people say one is born courageous. Some say you can acquire it afterwards too. I think it’s all about the instinct.
If one has developed the instinct to be reactive to circumstances according to their attitude and virtues, then there’s no looking back. It takes immense courage to help someone, to be honest, to be true.
So the next time anyone teases you for being too “sensitive” or “too emotional”, just ask them if they have the courage in them to feel what you feel. Ask them if they have the gravitas to know what virtue truly means.
I have always been against Glorifying Over Work and therefore, in the year 2021, I have decided to launch this campaign “Balancing Life”and talk about this wrong practice, that we have been following since last few years. I will be talking to and interviewing around 1 lakh people in the coming 2021 and publish their interview regarding their opinion on glamourising Over Work.
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