To be brave is to quiet, listen to, and follow one's heart regardless of what the rest of the world says. It is an indication of wisdom. <3
I think that this could be a good lesson for children. To thine own self be true.
I'm sure there are some great stories out there with that lesson in them, like "Labyrinth" or " The Count of Monty Cristo". :)
Perhaps this definition of bravery could help a young person make good decisions about things like drug and alcohol use as well. We will surely have to talk to our children about that here in Colorado because of its prevalence and the legality of marijuana. They are bound to hear about it.