Value Of Courage In Chains By Laurie Halse Anderson

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In today’s world, many different people from many different backgrounds and countries hold certain values close to their hearts. Though different values are held close to different people, people always have held values close to them. A major value that people around the world hold close is courage. A major reason that people hold courage close is because people who have courage are often looked up to. In today’s world however it seems that many people undervalue courage. Having the courage to do something is a quality that although not many people admit, many people do not possess. Whether it is about trying out for a sports team or standing up for a friend, for some it can be hard to muster the courage to do these things. Throughout history, people with courage were often looked upon with reverence and as leaders. Someone with courage would often fight the beasts of the wild, charge into battle with no fear, and stand up for themselves and their families. Today, courage does not seem to be as important a value as it used to…show more content…
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