Can there be Courage in a World without Vulnerability?
This lesson explores the definitions of courage and the definition of a lesser discussed word: vulnerability. Through a series of questions the lesson is geared to get students thinking about a possible connection that exists between vulnerability and courage. It challenges the stigma often associated with vulnerability in society, while encouraging students to embrace taking risks and leaning into uncertainity, all while challenging the status quo.
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- Can one be courageous without being vulnerable? Why is there a stigma around vulnerability? With the way our society celebrates courageous people, why do we have these preconceptions about vulnerable people? What emotion would you say has people feeling the most vulnerable? How many different definitions of courage are there and do they all in some way include embracing vulnerability ? Are creativity and innovation possible without vulnerability?