Dr. Cornel West Defines Courage

“Courage is the great enabling virtue that allows one to realize other virtues like love and hope and faith. To have courage is to be willing to look unflinchingly at catastrophic circumstances and muster the will to overcome the fear, never to fully erase and eliminate the fear, but overcome the fear so that fear does not have the last word, or so that fear does not push one into conformity, complacency, or cowardice. Now for me in many ways, the opposite of courage is not cowardice but it is even worse than that, it is indifference and indifference to evil is more invidious than evil itself precisely because indifference to evil is contagious …”

 – Dr. Cornell West


YouTube Clip: Cornel West on Courage


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