Santa Clara University

Courage Requires Fortitude  

Courage Requires Fortitude        

Courage is risk for a reason, not risk for a thrill.  Courage requires we moderate our impulses and emotions. Courage leads me to consider our Heroic Journey in which people live for purposes bigger than themselves and their wants and needs.

Self -control requires courage. Courage requires self-control. Power comes from self-control. Self-control requires making decisions and carrying them out. Courage requires self-control to overcome thrill. Making a decision gives you power and control.

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High School

English Language Arts

  • The Hobbit
  • Parrot in the Oven
  • Under the Blood Red Sun

Middle School

English Language Arts

  • The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Wringer
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry