Monday, 8 December 2008

Courage.

What is courage? For me, courage begins with thinking something others dare not. But real courage needs to be expressed. Courage is following your dreams no matter where they take you. Courage is telling someone to shut up when he's ignorant, racist, hating. Courage is allowing yourself to be who you are, which can be the most frightening thing of all.

Standing up to yourself and for yourself should be mandatory. Should be told at schools. We meander through life. Afraid of who we are. Ignorant of who we could be, if we let ourselfs.

Courage is dreaming. Dreaming big.

Courage is this poem of G√ľnther Eich. Maybe you'll find a translation somewhere...

www.gedichte.vu/?wacht_auf.html

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