11 Fictional Characters You Wish You Could Be

If you need an extra backbone, learn some lessons from these characters. Scope is courage, an ounce at a time. It’s a tingly, refreshing fear-destroyer that freshens your breath and brings your courage out of hibernation. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get courageous.

1. Steve Urkel from Family Matters

Urkel has no qualms about being himself in public. He is unapologetic about being a nerd, and he’ll do his goofy dances in his high-water pants. Wouldn’t it be great to be as courageous has him? I bet you can do it.

2. Tommy Pickles from Rugrats

Tommy Pickles doesn’t mind being “nakey,” loves to go an adventures, and always sticks up to mean ol’ Angelica. A baby’s gotta do what a baby’s gotta do!

3. Barney Stinson From How I Met Your Mother

If you don’t know what awesome means, meet Barney Stinson. He’s legen… legend-… wait for it… and I hope you’re not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is DAIRY! If you were as awesome as him, maybe you’d have the courage to talk to the ladies.

4. Janis from Mean Girls

You know you want to be as cool as Janis. It takes guts to stand up to the “popular girls” be true to yourself- your witty, snarky-humored self.

5. A. C. Slater from Saved By The Bell

Slater is the life of the party. When he enters the room, it’s time to have fun. And who wouldn’t want to have Slater’s awesome friends at Bayside High? Zack and Kelly, I’m talking about you.

6. Bart from The Simpsons

The definition of DGAF is Bart Simpson. There’s no holding back with him! He’s got the courage to stand up to Principal Skinner, he talks to cute girls in his class, and he’s not afraid to tell you to “eat my shorts.”

7. Kramer From Seinfeld

Kramer is a “hipster doofus” who is not afraid to be silly and make a scene! And why not? If you’re as hilarious as Kramer, you should seek the spotlight more often.

8. Frank Reynolds from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Two words about Frank: No shame! And really, if you’re confident and courageous in your own skin, shame is the last thing you’re going to be thinking about.

9. Tracy Jordan from 30 Rock

Tracy says himself, “Perfection is my middle name.” If you know you’re the bomb, let the world know.

10. & 11. Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King

Hakuna matata means no worries! So why should you worry about what others think about you? Go off into the world and be amazing.

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