Recommended Reading: A Poem for the CKD Community: The Universe Is Unfolding As It Should
President Theodore Roosevelt gave this speech in Paris in 1910. He argued that it was better to strive to do something with all your heart, even if you fail, than to be a fearful bystander. This relates to all Chronic Kidney Disease patients who at times feel as though it is better to exist in their life rather than LIVE their life to the fullest extent possible.
Recommended Reading: A Fulfilling Life is Still Achievable with Chronic Kidney Disease
The Man in the Arena is performing the tasks and it is he who should be given the credit. Those who are battling CKD should never be afraid to return to the Arena even if they are battered, depressed and/or bruised, literally or metaphorically. The fact is that victory over CKD is not guaranteed and the battles can at times wear at your very soul. However you should be reassured by the fact that even if you fall short of your goals, you are fighting a "worthy cause" and that you do so while daring to achieve the greatest success; peace of mind and reaching your best personal health. The Arena and victory awaits you.