Very well said, Grond21. You dive deep. Your insight ins great. Thanks!People don't spend much time in their life thinking about whether or not they are courageous, do they? They think if courage as a choice between fight or flight in the face of adversity. But it's illuminating to break down the meaning of "personal courage" in order to analyze it more closely. It's a way to look at ourselves, see where we are in the moment and consider if course corrections are necessary to get us where we want to be. Maybe we should do it once in a while as a way of keeping ourselves in balance.
Thank you! I really appreciate it.And yes, I think that most people just default with going off of what they feel about their life, but not actually analyzing it to see how well they are living up to where they should be. However virtuous they are being, and in particular how courageous. Although perhaps I'm being overly critical. Regardless, it is definitely a good personal exercise, and I know that in my own life there's a lot of room for improvement.
Have you heard of Jordan Peterson?
I've heard of him. Haven't studies much of his work. I remember seeing How to Have a Life Worth Living on Youtube. I thought that one was right on the money.
I don't remember seeing that one. But he has some very sage advice. One thing that comes to mind is, even if you don't know what's the right thing to do, you do know that some of the stuff you are doing right now is wrong. And so the first step is to stop doing that. Whatever it is, just stop. And your life will automatically start to get better
Exactly. It's amazing how many people apparently never think of that. They blame external factors instead.
Yeah, unfortunately being a victim is celebrated these days
Great answer, Jamie05rhs. I only suggested ranking as a way to encourage thought about the question. The way you answered it was awesome. Why do you think your spiritual courage has suffered? That might be the wrong way for me to ask the question. Do you think spiritual courage is important or are you just struggling with it?
Thanks, @Lliam. :)My spiritual courage isn't that great right now because I am going through things that are too hard to bear, and I feel like I don't want to depend on my faith right now because I'm too emotionally weak and if I face setbacks (which I will) then I might get mad at God. I'm not a super-spiritual person to begin with, but I don't want to take the risk of allowing my fickle and weak mind to throw it all out the window. Because then I'll be stuck with nothing plus an existential crisis. I have enough problems already.If I can give an analogy: you don't go into the deep end if you're not a strong swimmer. Because if you do, you will drown.(And I know you're non-religious, and I respect that, so please don't criticize my religion.)
Thanks for elaborating, Jamie. Makes total sense. I respect where you are coming from. By the way, most of my friends are either religious or believe in God in one form or another. I respect them. For all I know, they might be right. I don't judge their beliefs as long as they don't judge where I'm coming from. I actually have spiritual beliefs, myself, but they are complicated.
Thanks, man. And I understand where you're coming from as well.
Thanks for the MHO!
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@AmandaYVR I liked your "I am Canadian" part. That was funny.
WooHoo! It's interesting to look at the term "personal courage? I had never thought about in these terms. As with most thing, this topic can go very, very deep. People don't spend much time in their life thinking about whether or not they are courageous, do they? They think if courage as a choice between fight or flight in the face of adversity. But it's illuminating to break down the meaning of "personal courage" in order to analyze it more closely. It's a way to look at ourselves, see where we are in the moment and consider if course corrections are necessary to get us where we want to be. Maybe we should do it once in a while as a way of keeping ourselves in balance. I love your answer. It shows again that we are kindred in many ways.
Thanks, Lliam. That was fun.I've been away from gag a bit, only answering my invites, for the most part, and this was something new and worth thinking about, so thanks.I'm in a period of evolution, and I need enrichment, not crap, so bravo.
I hadn't seen you around much and was wondering what you were up to. "In a period of evolution" sounds intriguing. I like the sound of it. Evolution is always a good thing, although it can sometimes be challenging, even painful. I hope you're doing okay, my friend.
@Jamie05rhs, I chuckled at that, too.
Interesting to see how men in the comments identify and understand courage.. definitely will visit again to see how people would answer this
Great answer, mindNsoul! I totally get it.
Thanks Liam 🌹
You're a wise woman, Laurie. Yes!
OMG. What an endeavor! Yeah, I get it. Translating literature isn't just about translating words.
I only suggested ranking as a way of encouraging thought about the question. I don't know that any of them is more or less important than another. And, yes, I agree what they are intertwined. It's about balance. I love your answer, AlwaysBelieving.
Nice ranking. Yes!
Thanks would of left better answer but was rushing around to get to an appointment
I hear what you're saying.
God I used to think I was such a strong and powerful women until I read these. ;/