If we are to compare ancient Greek bravery, agathos to the form we appreciate and is accepted as social currency today - only a twisted comparison can be drawn. Bravery would be earned outright through war and submission of another.. The competitive aspect of Greek life as a means of personal improvement and achievement has held in some way today across many societies. Bravery itself is hardly measurable, it's subjective, and perhaps it is this such feature that allows this value to persist as a measure of manhood, as it can be shaped across a man's life. Men can be brave as housedads, as cybersecurity experts. These constructs have killed only assumptions of manhood, and that is brave by today's standards, this is what passes as revolutionary!
Even enemies can hold some muted, reptilian form of respect for each other.. Look at the press, in awe at figures they hated yeserday who today claim they misjudged. This is not bravery on the part of politicians, but survival-- not progress, but manipulation, sold to the people, consumed by the gullible ones every day, as proof of a strength in their character the public had not noticed during the grueling campaign "season". The only fights we are fighting are those of popularity. The stoic militar-istocrats can hardly find a seat at the political table today. The public wants blood, for a public figure to play all parts before his tragedy unfolds is the character arc so to speak that gathers people to vote for them. Forget governance.
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