Webster’s dictionary gives the following definition of courage: “Courage is mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withdraw danger, fear or difficulty”. There are several ways and types to express courage. The latter can be divided into moral and physical. Moral courage is the inner power that pushes us to succeed with something. Physical courage is brave action obvious to other people.
Let’s give concrete examples. Moral courage becomes obvious when you defend somebody’s point of view knowing that the opposite party is strong and debates will not be easy. Physical courage is demonstrated when you jump into the sea to save somebody who can’t swim.
But let’s give more pragmatic definition to courage. Courage is power and ability to face your fears and difficulties. This human quality is rather rear to find: to act brave doesn’t mean to be courageous. Most of people consider themselves brave but their courage vanishes away when they face real difficulties.
Life is given to all of us only once and everyone decides on his or her own how to spend this short span of time.
I personally believe that you should live your life in such a way so that you have something pleasant to remember, something that will evoke a smile on your face, something that you can tell your little grandchildren, something that you can be proud of and certainly something that will continue to exist in this world after your death.
There are people who drift with the stream called «day-to-day life» and who do not make any efforts to use all the opportunities that life offers them. In my opinion all their days look the same and I think that such way of life is boring. I stick to the opinion that life can be bright, full of adventures and memorable moments. It usually happens when people set some goals and try to achieve them. As example we can take well-known goals of a real man: to plant a tree, to build a house and to give birth to a son. Certainly these goals serve only as a pattern and every person decides on his or her own how to live his life and what aims to set.