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‘The Blind Side’ and the Honor Principle

I was finally able to view ‘The Blind Side’ at the local drive-in movie theater here in Lexington two weekend ago.  I couldn’t help but notice that Michael Oher chose to write his high school senior thesis on the topic of Honor.  Here’s a snippet (thanks to Br. Josh Brown for posting to the Sigma Nu fb fan page):

Courage is a hard thing to figure. You can have courage based on a dumb idea or mistake, but you’re not supposed to question adults, or your coach or your teacher, because they make the rules. Maybe they know best, but maybe they don’t….That’s why courage it’s tricky…any fool can have courage. But honor, that’s the… real reason for you either do something or you don’t. It’s who you are and maybe who you want to be. If you die trying for something important, then you have both honor and courage, and that’s pretty good….the writer was saying, that you should hope for courage and try for honor. And maybe even pray that the people telling you what to do have some, too.