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More and more keeps coming up around this idea of courage and of normalisation. Courage itself becomes normalised so that we may not be recognising our own courage when we see it. I was thinking about the collective storylines, too, and how they may define our understanding of what is considered courageous (or not). Acts of sacrifice to protect others may be considered brave and valuable, where more hidden acts of courage may not be. A soldier who gives their life in combat is considered brave, but those left behind who grieve for them are not. A person who climbs a mountain or ‘conquers’ a new territory is celebrated as brave, but a person who deals with mental illness every day and wrangles with the Continue reading More on Courage