There's much uproar and outrage over the recent Havana meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and General Parvez Musharraf, and their joint statement. Singh has been called a puppet and shameless, a minor babu and a cipher, lacking a spine and cowardly. Perhaps more, perhaps worse, I can't keep track.
Nevertheless. All of which has left me musing about, among other things, the nature of courage.
In no particular order: which of these, do you think, requires more courage?
being hostile and war-like? or searching for peace?
pointing fingers? or introspection?
seeking approval from all? or risking vicious criticism from some for choosing a path they don't like?
doing what others suggest you should? or doing what you believe is right?
victimhood? or taking responsibility?
continuing distrust? or searching for ways to trust?
criticising someone? or trying to understand their motivations and compulsions?