We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
There are many common words which, if you drill down into them, you just find turtles all the way down. What are those two things? Are they emotions, instincts, behaviors (ie adjectives turned into nouns), effortful behaviors, or just vague and ambiguous words?
We know that courage, for example, is a word for doing something we feel fearful or anxious about. But what is that?
Your thoughts, please. (And Gwynnie, please do not answer with a simple "Yes.")
Courage is not so much a virtue in itself as a measurement of how much we value other virtues.
Assistant Village Idiot
Not trying to be a wise-guy, but why the concern about this?
I am missing the point..
Usually, don't we see them with attached examples, or explanations to expand on the context and clarify the direction of the comments?
Courage is doing the right thing for the right reason knowing full well you will be punished! Bruce, Donny and the Village Idiot have it right. This is why it is so terrifying to see what is being done to our middle income communities. They are being told to sit quietly by while the mob/liberal mafia/whatever destroys their constitution, their legal system, and their nation. A lack of courage is best demonstrated by the lack of white people demonstrating in the streets!