Boys today grow up deprived of basic guidance on how to be a virtuous man. This deficiency becomes a life long fountain of suffering. The ANTIDOTE is a timeless poem.
And here it is recited by Sir Michael Caine
If you want to read more, I recommend the following books:
Kipling: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series)
- If- is included in this book as well as about 100 other poems
The If Man: Dr Leander Starr Jameson, the Inspiration for...
- This is the biography of the MAN that inspired Kipling’s poem!