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Get Into The Arena or STFU

On April 23, 1910 Theodore Roosevelt gave a speech containing the following text:

"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 them 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, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; 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 fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

Most like to criticise, there are those who take pleasure in kicking us while we are down, some even smile as they do.

To all who never stepped in the arena, if you find no good words for those who do then, please, shut the fuck up for you know not of what you speak!

And to all who dare greatly and step in the arena, much love and respect, regardless of your type of arena or your results.

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