Sunday, March 11, 2012

To Katch a Kony

I had to respond to the criticism regarding the Kony 2012 campaign. Celebrity begets criticism. But really,  all I have to say about this is summed up rather perfectly by a quote from Teddy Roosevelt:

"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."
  Thanks Teddy for the perfect words.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Very well said :)

And it looks like this action is getting us somewhere - there was news today about a renewed military effort to route him out, that won't stop until he is caught. Well done doers!