Thursday, September 20, 2012

Daring Greatly

Shana (Angelique Pettyjohn) takes Kirk down, in "The Gamesters of Triskelion."

"Man in the Arena' quote from Theodore Roosevelt's "Citizen in a Republic" speech (1910): full text here.

When TR says "man," he often really means it, as in "man not woman." Nevertheless, I went ahead and made his language inclusive.

I came across this quote recently through Brené Brown's TED talks on vulnerability and shame
Of course I thought of Kirk---a bit of a bully, like Teddy Roosevelt.
Brown just published a book called Daring Greatly (9-12), which I haven't read yet---more about it on her site

1 comment:

Laura B said...

I used to have a quote above my desk: "No one ever made a statue of a critic"....can't remember who by, & now I see it's missing- fallen down?
This was a reminder to myself, as I'm a bit of an extreme critic.