Musings

I have seen this trap in myself and many others:  The belief that by admiring/associating with vaunted figures/organizations, that one is excused from holding him/herself to the very standards/behaviors that they adore.  Often, these people preface their opinions with disclaimers, afraid to take a stand, for a true stand requires them to buckle the f**k down and work, and taking that stand requires humility in case it is the wrong one and must be changed.  Teddy Roosevelt said it best:  “It is not the critic who counts…the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.”  (Yeah, I know he was neurotic.)

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