created at: 2012-02-10Posted by Zeke Vainer

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.” ~Anonymous

Courage is something I think about everyday. It takes courage to ask someone out. It takes courage to admit you are wrong. It takes courage to know when something is not right and to say something about it.

It takes courage to help a friend in need even though they don’t want it and there is a risk that you may lose that friend. Courage is when you are afraid but you realize that taking action may be for the greater good.

As a young man I believe that men and boys need to be brave and stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. When we are aware of abuse towards others, we can help in many ways. As a junior in high school I think a lot about life in high school and all that happens every day in our building. Kids I know are hurting because they have an abusive partner and they feel alone and sad. As a member of the Melrose Alliance Against Violence’s Student Action Board I have learned that we can help these friends.

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