I've been thinking about courage recently.
There is so much going on in the world that is challenging, disheartening, and complex. Sometimes we think of courage in big acts:
- Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. leading enormous, history-changing non-violent movements
- the heroism of a firefighter entering a burning building
- the choice to go in to the heart of a conflict, bringing the stories of others to the world through reporting or physically saving others' lives
I think that courage also comes on a daily and individual level just in making the commitment to stay engaged with the world, to learn about difficult moments and to be willing to question what we have grown up believing, assuming, or simply not knowing.