Courage And Foolishness (Notes)


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Courage And Foolishness (Notes)

  1. 2. What is Courage? Are all daring acts depiction of courage? Could these scenarios fit the meaning of COURAGE?
  2. 3. Taking drugs Poking needles Scenario 1
  3. 4. <ul><li>Poking needles and taking drugs seem like courageous acts. What is your comment on this? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the consequences of those actions? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you say it is cowardly to say no when one is being pressurized by his or her own peers to do such acts? Why do you say so? </li></ul>
  4. 5. Bashing Up People Gangsterism Scenario 2
  5. 6. <ul><li>Would you consider bashing up people a daring thing to do? Is it a courageous act? </li></ul><ul><li>What would be people’s perception of people committing those acts? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the consequences for that action ? </li></ul>
  6. 7. Rebelling Scenario 3
  7. 8. <ul><li>Would rebelling be a courageous form of expression? Why do you say so? </li></ul><ul><li>To what extend is wanting freedom acceptable? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the consequences of rebelling against your parents or teachers? </li></ul>
  8. 9. The art of Tattooing Scenario 4
  9. 10. <ul><li>Why do you think people indulge in tattooing? </li></ul><ul><li>Does tattooing show the manifestation of courage? Why do you say so? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the consequences of tattooing? </li></ul>
  10. 11. Do those scenarios represent courage at all? Does courage require someone to put his or her life in danger without calculating its worthiness? If those are not courage, then what are those called?
  11. 12. Those are what we call … FOOLISHNESS Here are some scenes which illustrate real courage…
  12. 13. OVERCOMING Stage Fright! Scenario 1
  13. 14. <ul><li>What makes something fearful to someone? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think it is courageous to overcome fear? Why do you say so? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think it is a choice to overcome fear or a compulsion? Why do you say so? </li></ul>
  14. 15. CHEATING! Fair Exam Refraining from Bad Deeds Scenario 2
  15. 16. <ul><li>Refraining oneself from doing sinful acts is not easy. Do you agree? </li></ul><ul><li>Could you think of any ways that would help you abstain from committing those acts? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree that refraining from doing bad deeds is a courageous thing to do? Why do you say so? </li></ul>
  16. 17. Overcoming the Odds Scenario 3
  17. 18. <ul><li>Do you consider overcoming the odds courageous? Why do you say so? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the kind of odds that should be overcome? Can you give some examples? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the results from your examples? </li></ul>
  18. 19. for the Truth Scenario 4
  19. 20. Sometimes telling the truth might hurt someone. Would you still tell the truth? Why is that so? How do we lessen the impact if the truth hurts? Would you practice this value in your life always?
  20. 21. Courage without conscience is a wild beast. - Robert J. Ingersoll