Courage is subjective and relative. For example, some people are naturally assertive. They can easily speak up. They can easily ask others for things. They can easily ask questions. They can easily stick up for their rights.
Others are naturally intimidated. They would rather do without, than say things that everyone would agree they have a right to say. For them, asking for what they need is an act of courage.
Asking questions is an act of courage. Sticking up for rights is an act of courage.
(From Rabbi Pliskin's book, "Courage")
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