”It is not the critic who counts,
Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,
Nor where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
the man whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood,
the man who strives valiantly,
who errs and comes up short again and again,
because there is no effort without error or shortcoming,
but who knows the great enthusiasms,
the great devotions,
who spends himself for a worthy cause;
who, at the best, knows, in the end,
the triumph of high achievement,
and who, at the worst, if he fails,
at least he fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt from his “Citizenship in a Republic” speech at the Sorbonne, in Paris, on April 23, 1910
Substitute now for every “man” Theo utters, the words, wo-man, transhumanist, nam, man-woman, man-child, lbgt, gay or even alien, and you have a politically correct Theo speaking.
Yet the message remains: Fight On, Failure is no problem, Glory or Gory details await you…
Don’t be afraid to Bleed.
If it bleeds, it leads.