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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