My Thoughts Exactly!

Here is a poem I have read many, many times and feel they are appropriate to share . Thank you.

Teddy Roosevelt said:

It is not the critic who counts;

not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled,

or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena;
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly;
who errs and comes short again and again;
who knows the great enthusiasms,
the great devotions,
and spends himself in 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 fails while daring greatly;
so that his place shall never be
with those cold and timid souls
who know neither victory nor defeat.

This excerpt from Roosevelt’s speech addresses the tendency

people have to belittle and attack those in charge. Roosevelt argues
that it is better to be doing and do it wrong than to never try to do

anything at all. You may never lose, but you will never win either.

Roosevelt himself was a doer, and he is famous for his ebullient


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  1. Unfortunately those that do, do and those that don’t write about it.
    The idiom is: Those that can, do. those that can’t teach.
    I’m sure he was a great man.

    1. Yes Pronto Roosevelt was brave, but he was just a man with a heart and feelings, I am sure but as always, I can misjudge my surroundings. He was brave enough to get into the arena and remain against all odds despite his critics sitting behind the computer screens lobbing criticisms. But I feel is appropriate for our President today. Because Trump has faults, but he in my opinion has proven that success is not just having billions of dollars which is extra ordinary that requires much stamina, but success is standing strong, against the ones who couldn’t do either, stand strong or fail. Idioms for the day: ‘He takes a lot of flak!’..’But no need to make a song and dance about it!’ Just my thoughts.

  2. I have learned that everyone makes choices. Some chose to lead and others to follow and then still others that chose to do nothing. The question to all is simple. Which do YOU choose to be? Me? I chose to be a dog

    1. Might I say a good looking dog at that, …good boy …stay …nice puppy. I want to thank you for the wonderful comment that you left, and I believe that none of us have the choice to do nothing we all have bones to pick called survival Have a great day!

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