You can’t control all the events that will happen to you in life, but you can choose how to react to the things that do. If you perform poorly on your algebra test, you have two options: You can complain that the test was too hard, that you are not a “math-person” and that your […]
The magic button
Every now and again we all can find ourselves in situations where we feel in doubt or unsure about daring to go through with something.
In those times, it would be great to be able to just have a button we could press to conjure our courage.
Imagine that you have got an invisible button in the palm of your hand. If you push it in situations where you want to summon your courage, you’ll see that you become more courageous. It could for example be used if you want to speak up to people who are about others behind their back, before an important test or to remove yourself from a difficult situation.
What does it mean to show courage? Some would say it is brave to skydive from a plane or speaking in front of many people. Others would instead say that showing courage is speaking up on behalf of others or following a dream no matter what people think. No matter what bravery means to you, […]
In 1964 Kitty Genovese was murdered on the street just outside the apartment where she lived. The attack lasted more than 30 minutes, and she was screaming and resisting. The attacker stabbed her multiple times, until she died at last. It was later discovered that 38 of her neighbours saw the attack from their windows, […]