Home Podcasts Man Up! Episode #17: How to Deal With Depression Like Theodore Roosevelt

Man Up! Episode #17: How to Deal With Depression Like Theodore Roosevelt




Black care rarely lists behind the rider whose pace is fast enough. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
Depression, feeling down, melancholy, despair, defeat, and sorrow. Their grasp is vicelike. Sometimes it seems as though we can’t break it, but as Theodore Roosevelt has showed over and over again in his life, we can run through it. It’s an enemy that can only be defeated through brute force of will and action, and not by running from that which adds pressure to our lives, necessarily, but by adding more pressure and danger on in the form of new adventures and greater challenges.

The challenge, however, cannot be one we know we can conquer. The weight of the new challenge must be heavy enough to distract us from that which we cannot seem to break free from.

As with most things in life, the way past sadness isn’t in ease, but in action.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Chad Howse

Chad’s mission is to get you in the arena, ‘marred by the dust and sweat and blood’, to help you set and achieve audacious goals in the face of fear, and not only build your ideal body, but the life you were meant to live.

Recent posts

Freedom > Safety

there's a lot we can cover societally right now about the argument of safety over freedom and vice-versa, but let's forget about society and...

Why No One Respects You (how to get more respect)

People crave respect, especially men.  We want to be feared, respected, to have people treat us a certain way so we can get what we...

How to NOT Die With Unrealized Dreams…

I love traditions. I love creating them, maintaining them, and the anticipation of the entire thing. Every year around this time I have a group of...

How to Stop Being Mr. Niceguy and Command Respect

When I was growing up with a Canadian dad and an Italian mom, I was always told to be good.  Along with that goodness I...

If There Is a Heaven…

One of the flaws in our thinking as humans is that we can’t see the effects of many of our actions. We’re stuck in...