We will continue our discussion of Courage in our lessons this week. We will consider the Courage it can take both to speak out and lead, and to quietly listen. Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” — Winston Churchill (author, soldier, statesman)
There are times when it is important to stand up and take a leadership role. You can do this when you know a martial arts skill really well, or a lesson at school, and you want to help another student with it. It can be hard to stand up and speak out in front of other people — it can take courage to speak up and make yourself heard. It can also take courage to sit quietly and listen when someone else is speaking out, especially when they are saying something we don’t particularly like hearing — when we’ve done something wrong, and someone else is letting us know about that.
- How do you feel when you have to speak in front of a group?
- Do you listen carefully when someone asks you a question?
- Does it take courage to admit when you are wrong?
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