Roosevelt, Theodore. 1900. The Strenuous Life; Essays and Addresses: I. The Strenuous Life
Teddy Roosevelt felt that there was something called the strenuous life which everyone should pursue who wanted to be happy, it was what ennobled labour and its lack was what made a life of leisure akin to a vice, so do you think there's any sense in this? Was he just a precursor of the health and fitness fads since? Or was it just machismo? Do you live or aspire to live a strenuous life?