"Courage is a hard thing to figure.
You can have courage based on a dumb
idea or a mistake, but you’re not supposed to question adults, or your
coach, or your teacher because they make the rules.
Maybe they know best
but maybe they don’t. It all depends on who you are, where you come
Didn’t at least one of the "six hundred guys" think about giving up
and joining with the other side? I mean, Valley of Death, that’s pretty
salty stuff. That’s why courage is tricky. Should you always do what
others tell you to do?
Sometimes you might not even know why you’re
doing something. I mean, any fool can have courage.
But honor, that’s
the real reason you either do something or you don’t. It’s who you want
If you die trying for something important then you have both
honor and courage and that’s pretty good.
I think that’s what the writer
was saying; that you should try for courage and hope for honor. And
maybe even pray that the people telling you what to do have some, too."