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Hazem
lifeless legs confuse me...what does it mean? I have never met nor heard of a highly successful business executive, military officer, salesman, professional person, or leader in any field who could not have found one or more major excuses to hide behind. Roosevelt could have hidden behind his lifeless legs;
Aug 13, 2018 8:18 PM
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The paragraph is saying that highly successful people will always be able to find some kind of excuse to get out of doing something. In this case, he could've used his paralysed legs as the excuse. If you need any more help feel free to message me, I'm looking for reviews as a new teacher so have reduced rates for a short while. All the best, Matt
August 13, 2018
I'm guessing it was F D Roosevelt, whose legs were partially paralysed as a result of a disease - maybe poliomyelitis or Gullain-Barré syndrome.
August 13, 2018
Franklyn Roosevelt had had polio as a child, and his legs were either paralyzed, or atrophied (weak), so he was confined to a wheelchair. Basically, he couldn't use or move his legs, so we call them lifeless (even though technically they are still part of a living body).
August 13, 2018
He sat in a wheel chair , as he was suffering from a paralytic illness , so his leg did not work anymore or they were " lifeless" . He could have used his illness as excuse for some of his political mistakes.
August 13, 2018
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