Malala has wisdom beyond her years, realizing what few teenage girls are forced to confront. She sees what an education for girls will mean for her country for centuries to come. This is in contradiction to the Taliban’s dogma. Yet she stood her ground, even to the point of death. That is the epitome of courage.
If you want to know what courage looks like, take a good look at Malala Yousafzai. (Photo courtesy Wikipedia.) She is the 15 year old Pakistani girl the Taliban shot for the crime of writing a blog (the same thing I am doing right now) challenging their fundamentalist view that girls do not deserve the right to an education.