Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Truism

The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name. It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

Theodore Roosevelt

I spend an increasing amount of my time in the world of heritage and ancestors. Cultivation of heritage and respect for one's ancestors is, I think, one of the basic reason why we even are here and exist at all. This is why it is important to leave an honourable name; one is part of the long line of one's family and tribe. Life can be difficult, battles, even wars, can and will be lost, but how one conduct one's self in victory and defeat is the matter at hand.

Barry R McCain

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