The Man in the Arena

“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.”

the man in the arena

Ill wind

My music for this week


Maybe we should do the opposite in our life and risk a little of more harm in the pursuit of more happiness and joy…


Keep your distance
Then no harm will come
No ill wind
Will blow
Will blow
Sudden words
Must never be spoken
All ill wind
Will blow
Will blow
Keep your cool
Do not give into emotion
An ill wind
Will blow
Will blow

A good life related quote

“Since the danger of living in wretchedness is greater than the danger of dying soon, he is a fool who refuses to stake a little time and win a hazard of great gain.”

Seneca the Younger (a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and satirist)