Thursday, 26 June 2008

The Man In The Arena

If I wrote what I wanted to say to those who sat back and did nothing, those who say "I told you so" and the ones with the smirk upon their apathetic coupons, I'd run the risk of having this blog removed and be banished from my beloved OM.

So I left them with following :

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles 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 up short again and again, because there is no effort without 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 know neither victory nor defeat.”

President Theodore Roosevelt

No doubt the pish-takers will be along soon enough but, for now, I can no longer be arsed with them.


AktoMan said...

You've done better than me, Big Kev, I just apologised to Mr Hee for not standing up against those nay-sayers. I just can't be bothered any more and prefer working away in the background, helping out with the next stage. It ain't worth trying to change people's views, never happens via a computer. Best to just get on with things and leave them be.

BG! said...

Well said, Kev.

I have this mental imagine of how some folk would react if, in the end, our efforts were to pay off and the law was changed for England, but not for W***s!

Stay cool.

Big Kev said...

Duncan, you're quite correct. Why should you waste your time when they can't even give up 2 minutes of theirs? Apathy I can understand but what bugs me are the "wild campers" who won't support the campaign for purely selfish reasons.

BG, that would be sweet indeed. I await the inevitable back-pedalling.

Best of luck with Stage 2, guys.