Courage is relative

Courage is relative to your situation.

The media is full of stories about children and adults undertaking feats we traditionally associate with courage and bravery. It makes us all feel hopeful!

This post is about those whose courage look insignificant to the popular idea of courage:

When you have autism or communication problems and you keep being misunderstood; starting conversations and speaking up takes courage.

When you socialise differently and you are ostracized, ignored or bullied; entering social situations takes courage.

If your anxiety plays out in fears of contamination or social rejection; going to school takes courage.

When your sensory system functions differently; wearing school uniforms, entering the dining hall or the play ground takes courage.

This post is not about belittling the amazing things other people can do. It is just a recognition that some kids display courage by doing the little things other people take for granted.