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MORAL COURAGE

Moral courage involves the willingness to take action for moral reasons
when one has doubts or fears despite the risk of adverse consequences.

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are three universally recognized moral standards. Leadership when imbued with moral courage has the capacity to place ethics into action. It means standing up and standing out, being both visible and felt when taking a stand in defense of principle.

This occurs even as some stand aside (usually friends), not showing willingness to become involved, even as others strongly oppose you. This requires making brave and ethical decisions when faced with adversity and conflicting forces.

Moral courage involves acts of integrity carried out with dignity. It is maintaining self-awareness, control, and a sense on duty when faced with overwhelming odds. When in the presence of danger, it requires acting on principle with willingness to endure hardships to achieve just results.

Moral courage is a core virtue, one that causes individuals to stand up for what is right while encouraging others to do the same.

Being committed to doing that considered necessary to advance and secure the human condition in this turbulent age, an age increasingly dangerous as opposing forces contend and find strength to place into effect their private agendas designed to circumvent efforts to realize sustainable goals and objectives, will require, perhaps, strength development practitioners had not previously experienced.

“It is highly significant and indeed almost a rule, that moral courage has its source in such identification through one's own sensitivity with suffering of one's fellow human beings."

― Rollo May, The Courage to Create

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”

― Frederick Douglass

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