... and Values Ethics and Values Why Courage Matters Question One McCain means that, among all the human qualities, courage isthe first because it guarantees all the others. Without the courage to hold our convictions, and not only when they are in accordance with the convictions of others, they become vain and superficial, adding no value to self or societal respect for the values one professes. Without courage, people become corruptible even if they detest corruption.
Moral courage may be displayed by speaking the truth even when it might cause one trouble. For example, a truth could cost someone a job or land him in a fight with possible consequences of bodily harm. To be able to overcom...