Courage : from a young persons perspective



These two articles were written by two young girls from the Roddy Scott Foundation. Their maturity and wisdom and their aspirations speak for their own courage.  Be touched! The Pankisi Times is a foundation for human values finding expression and articulation. May their successes in life be as great as their dreams!



Courage is something that can’t be bought, can’t be given away or received. Courage is a great ability to face a fear and get over objections. We all need courage, because we will never do anything in this world without it. Courage may mean different thing for everyone.

For me, courage is being brave for myself and for others. Nowadays, around the world there are a lot of problems and courageous people are trying to solve these problems with their brave acts. Having courage gives them the ability to stand up for their ideas, express their opinions.


For example, in my gorge many people think that girls don’t need education, because they don’t need to work, it’s not their business and only men can work. Of course, it isn’t right, because we all are equal everyone has the same rights and opportunities. I have never agreed with this idea and I will never do this. Everyone has the right to get education and the right to work. Courage gives me that strength to persuade those people, who think that women don’t need to study or to work. I believe that if we give women chance, they’ll be better leaders than men. Everyone has to find courage in themselves and work hard to succeed in their life. Especially women have to struggle for their rights. As for me, I’ll do my best to achieve my aims and to help the women to find the courage in themselves that will help them in their life to become bigger than they are.

Have the courage to say no, have the courage to face the truth, do the right thing, because it’s right. These are the magic keys to live your life with integrity. He who isn’t courageous enough to take risks won’t achieve anything in their life.

by Leila Kavtarashvili



This is the strength to face the pain or grief. The most important is to have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, also what it takes to sit down and listen.

My opinion, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, courage is to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards.

Efforts and courage aren’t enough without purpose. Without courage we can’t practice. My courage is the “future faith”, I believe that with the God’s help and with my courage I will achieve my success.

by Marina Gaurgashvili




One thought on “Courage : from a young persons perspective

  1. Leila and Marina’s stories are wonderful! Congratulations girls you are truly inspirational; Roddy, too, was inspirational and it is thanks to him the the RSF was established but thanks to all of you, the pupils and the staff, that the RSF gains strength and credibilty. Keep up the good work!


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