The history of America is filled with great leaders. Leaders that had vision, determination, charisma, and the ability to move people. Some were gifted speakers that moved people emotionally. Others infused a sense of purpose into people that got them to move physically.
The most prominent advocate of physical action was the barrel-chested Teddy Roosevelt. He encouraged Americans to endure physical hardships, with his most pertinent advice was for one to partake in a strenuous life. He despised laziness and those people that simply existed in the world without any pressing purpose.
He foresaw the soft America of today and even sought out war against the Spanish in Cuba because he felt that America needed a kick in the right direction. [Read more…]