Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Daring Greatly

There is a lenghty quote by Teddy Roosevelt about Daring Greatly-
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the stong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arean, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valliantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without erro and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who 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 he fails while daring greatly.
Amazing, isn't it.  I have to read this almost on a daily basis.  It is not the person who sits by idly and waits but the person who is in the middle getting knocked down that is daring greatly.  That is part of the reason for this blog.  I am trying to keep my anonymity while inspiring others.

To me I hear again and again- We aren't the population base, no one listens to us anyways etc. BUT we have to remember- you lose every fight you don't enter.  So, keep writing to your congressmen, assembly members, representatives, and other legislators.  Otherwise, we have already lost the battle! 

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