On April 10, 1899, President Theodore Roosevelt gave a speech called The Strenuous Life.
It was a speech based on his personal experiences and one meant to inspire action in a nation that was quickly becoming soft.
Today, this speech would be even more prevalent. Although, he would most assuredly be trashed on social media by the SJWs of the world. He would be criticized for advocating war and he would be mocked for proposing a life filled with strife and effort.
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph. [Read more…]