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Courage in Movies: How To Stand Up For Yourself

Winston Churchill called courage ‘The first of human qualities … because it is the quality that guarantees all others.’ Peterson and Seligman (founders of Positive Psychology) defined courage as ‘Emotional strength that involves the exercise of will to accomplish goals in the face of opposition, external or internal.’ Ben Dean, an executive coach who works internationally says about courage: ‘[it] involves persistence in danger or hardship.’ Whatever way courage may be defined, it is one of the most important of all human traits and one of the most popular virtues depicted in films.

This article discusses the three main ways in which movies have taught viewers to stand up for themselves.

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