Thursday, August 30, 2012

Real courage

“But what’s so great about it”, my son asked when he heard me talking about a lady who single-handedly faced up to a mob, and got them to calm down before they had a chance to turn violent. “If she was a hero, she would have beaten up those people, wouldn’t she?”
Like so many others, she could have chosen to distance herself from the scene. Instead, she did what she knew was right. But how do you explain to a child that standing up for what you believe in sometimes takes far more courage than bashing up villans does.


Jen Chandler said...

It feels like years since I last stopped by here! Your drabbles have always been brilliant and entertaining. This one was very inspiring!

Hope all is well!

Chuck said...

Not sure you really can teach them, only guide them to the conclusion by constant exposure to these types of examples.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - It's sadly true that a lot of children think that "beating up the bad guy" makes one a hero. It took so much more strength for that woman to face up against the mob than it does to beat someone up...

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