Kelley Kalafatich's Courage Quotes About Courage

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The lion. It is an animal we all know; from it’s ferocious roar to it’s title as ‘king of the jungle,’ the lion has symbolized many things. One of these many symbols is a lion’s courage. In Kelley Kalafatich’s TEDTalk, “Living with Courage: Embracing Fear to Follow Your Heart” she quotes Eleanor Roosevelt about what it takes to face your fears, Roosevelt says, “You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along’” (Roosevelt). To me, this quote is crucial to gaining true courage because anyone can do something they are afraid of, but without reflecting upon that experience, possessing courage is not possible. Courage is not just doing something that scares a person, but recognizing one’s true character and ability that allowed them to do that frightening task. Also, once possessing courage, one must use their courageous personality to continue to ‘take the next thing that comes along’ and not fall back into their weaknesses. Roosevelt’s quote about courage can be connected to my life, the arts, and the world around me. First of all,…show more content…
For instance, Ishmael Beah is courageous when he runs into fear head-on when rebels attack the village his parents and family are staying at. Ishmael is separated from his parents in the first place because of the war and the rebellion attacks of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). Beah constantly sees the horror and fear that the rebels bring amongst the people in Sierra Leone, Africa such as brutal mass massacre and ruthless torturing. His fear is clear through his journey as a child. Ishmael faces his fear when the rebels are attacking one village he and his family are at. Ishmael runs toward the source of the shooting and chaos beside the increase in danger and likelihood in death. Here, Beah faces one substantial fear that reveals his courageous

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