I dare you
Original post made by BOOMER, Birdland, on May 31, 2010
If the current hardships have done anything toward the positive it is to remind us that community is very important and it all starts with changes we make at home. That divisiveness is corrosive to what makes us us. That the world is full of complainers and those self appointed to critique but the people that really matter are the "doers". It's time to break your addictions to the "blog'O'sphere". Get out and DO something. Make no mistake what occurs here is not making anything better. Though you think your opinion is heard and has value and in so has value, you are wrong, and the PW is happy to have you believe the opposite. As the ensuing comments from this post will show, every message here is discounted and mocked and too your valued opinion.
To the people who hear me, it appears daunting, what to do, where do I start? Think "civic minded". Volunteer, find what really pisses you off and DO that. Give some time, an hour, not much and if you don't know where start, ask questions. City hall is a good place to start. Talk to your neighbors and do something locally together, there is real power in numbers.
Bless you for attempting to make where you and I live just a little bit better. There is honor and valor in the attempt. Thank you.
"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 and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, 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 he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
It is with effort and not cynicism, strength not word, that we as a city can be greater for having endured hard times.
To the " cold and timid souls" I say…do your worst because from what I see from following some of the posts and your valued opinion your best in not nearly good enough.