Friday, April 24, 2015

Inside joke: A treat for Pam Triolo, Michael Bornstein, Scott Maxwell, et al

This appeared on TOB's blog yesterday. The hypocrisy is TOB has spent her entire life on the sidelines encouraging others to enter that "arena". Not once has she ever done so herself. She's never volunteered for a City board, never volunteers any time for the City at all, and has never run for political office. Writing a blog isn't to be confused with being "in the arena". They are two completely different things. Writing a blog is easy in comparison. 

Being "in the arena" is not for everyone; and there's nothing wrong with not entering that 'arena' and having your own perspective on things. Many people, due to family commitments and other factors, just don't have the time to volunteer for our City or run for a political office.

Being involved in the City gives one a different perspective is all I am saying. You see the level of commitment and the hard work it takes to run a City. And the rewards are very few. The one reward is the satisfaction of serving your community. 

Here is the full quote by Theodore Roosevelt, which is one of my favorites:
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. 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, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. 
TOB self-edited this quote for obvious reasons. Her small excerpt does the thoughts of Theodore Roosevelt a great injustice.

And I also hear that Mayor Pam Triolo and Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell are offended by the poor quality of TOB's photoshops of late. What do you think?