Friday, February 19, 2010
"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 error or short coming, but who knows the great enthusiams, the
great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause;
who, at 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 knew
neither victory nor defeat."
Brother Teddy Roosevelt
This is response to experiencing many a critic who have never "participated" in the so-called area of critique. I had to listen to a yenta chatter away with abusive comments towards a friend of mine, where she was being debasing in an area where she had no expertise, and no room to talk, but repeatedly continued her abusive behavior where I eventually had to ask to to PLEASE stop the abusive commentary to a friend not present to defend himself,
plus, from a female who had never herself attempted the so called tasks she was being so NEGATIVE about,
In other words: STFU if you've never battled for or against anything in the given area of your criticism.