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Beyond Bravado: Speaking the Truth with Care

Beyond Bravado: Speaking the Truth with Care

This episode of The Walk Away Podcast discusses the difference between courage and bravado through the lens of a quote from the movie Glass Onion. Stephen and Riley argue that true courage involves demonstrating wisdom, temperance, and discipline when faced with difficult situations, while bravado often involves speaking recklessly without considering whether one's words are true or good.


  1. [0:00:00] - Courage is demonstrating wisdom, justice, temperance, and other virtues when facing challenges. Bravery alone is not courage.

  2. [0:07:46] - Some people mistake speaking recklessly for truth-telling. Truth requires inward and outward searching and discipline with words.

  3. [0:13:22] - People see influencers who speak without restraint as courageous due to a culture of censorship, but they may lack self-control.

  4. [0:19:48] - Aim for Aristotle's golden mean by slowing down and choosing words carefully to communicate in a way that is both true and good.

  5. [0:25:39] - The goal is to improve every day, though there will be imperfections along the way.

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Stephen Kent