Saturday, August 2, 2014
So the latest scare is that of teens lighting themselves on fire as part of something called "The Fire Challenge". Basically, it is a way for a kid to prove to his friends that he is brave. Of course, playing with fire is brave, but it is also very foolish.
What should encourage boys to be brave - but for a worthy cause. Having the courage to take a stand while defending an unpopular position is a good type of bravery. Lighting yourself on fire (or playing Russian Roulette) is a foolish type of bravery.
Sadly we lack men who demonstrate courage on the important matters in life. But these same men are willing to take foolish risks on matters that are of no importance.