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    Default If my goal was to fail, and I failed, did I succeed or fail?

    Is it ever possible to strive for failure? What if you fail, you reached your goal, means you succeeded in failing in that case you failed....
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    Default Re: If my goal was to fail, and I failed, did I succeed or fail?

    Everything I say is a lie, and that's the truth. So if what I just said is true then what I just said is a lie...
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    Default Re: If my goal was to fail, and I failed, did I succeed or fail?

    "Wherever you're going, there you are."

    I think Yogi Berra said that, but I'm not certain.
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    So you're telling me this is a signature line??

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    Default Re: If my goal was to fail, and I failed, did I succeed or fail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Socreta93 View Post
    Is it ever possible to strive for failure? What if you fail, you reached your goal, means you succeeded in failing in that case you failed....
    Yep, you definitely failed because you succeeded at failing. Great job! You failed! Woooohoooo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musicus View Post
    Everything I say is a lie, and that's the truth. So if what I just said is true then what I just said is a lie...
    Yep, definitely, you're lying...........I think....... LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotmebutHim View Post
    "Wherever you're going, there you are."

    I think Yogi Berra said that, but I'm not certain.
    See, eventually we get to where we're going!!!
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    You guys are very clever! Say some more!
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    Default Re: If my goal was to fail, and I failed, did I succeed or fail?

    Failure can usually be achieved without effort.... unless you're trying to fail at breathing or something..
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    Default Re: If my goal was to fail, and I failed, did I succeed or fail?

    If my goal is to fail, and I end up on a sophomoric philosophy thread...
    have I succeeded or failed?
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    Default Re: If my goal was to fail, and I failed, did I succeed or fail?

    Yoda tells Luke there is no try, just do.

    So Luke tries not to try...


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    Default Re: If my goal was to fail, and I failed, did I succeed or fail?

    You did very well at failing.
    Is your Jesus light shining?

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    Default Re: If my goal was to fail, and I failed, did I succeed or fail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Musicus View Post
    Everything I say is a lie, and that's the truth. So if what I just said is true then what I just said is a lie...
    EXACTLY what I was thinking when I read the first post! But then I found out somebody already said it...

    Quote Originally Posted by posthuman View Post
    Yoda tells Luke there is no try, just do.

    So Luke tries not to try...


    Keen observation. Unless you were trying to NOT make a keen observation, in which case it was a fail.
    Quote Originally Posted by maxwel View Post
    If my goal is to fail, and I end up on a sophomoric philosophy thread...
    have I succeeded or failed?
    At least Socreta is out pitching thread ideas. It could be worse... he could just be hanging back to criticize everything everybody else does.
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    I'm not a bad guy. I'm just misunderstood.

    Galatians 6:14 - But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

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    Default Re: If my goal was to fail, and I failed, did I succeed or fail?

    I'm reminded of an old Adams Family show. Gomez (the father of the family) has been trying a lot of stunts, and he keeps succeeding, until he realizes the only thing he has not yet accomplish is to fail at what he tries. So he tries being shot out of a cannon and ricocheting off various buildings in town.

    "But darling, that's what you do every Thursday."
    "Ah but today I'll be knitting a sweater while I ricochet! And everybody knows I can't knit."

    *later*

    "So darling, did you succeed at failing?"
    "Want a sweater?"

    At the end of the show he realizes he failed at failing, which made him successful at failing... or something. He tried to fail but he couldn't, so his objective of failing at failing was successful. Or it was a failure. Or something.
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    Default Re: If my goal was to fail, and I failed, did I succeed or fail?

    You successfully failed HAHA

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    Default Re: If my goal was to fail, and I failed, did I succeed or fail?

    Okay, I thought of a clever line, actually I'm going to borrow it from Paul in the Bible.........

    "When I am weak, I am strong!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwel View Post
    If my goal is to fail, and I end up on a sophomoric philosophy thread...
    have I succeeded or failed?
    You have succeeded in failing big time. Lol.
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    Default Re: If my goal was to fail, and I failed, did I succeed or fail?

    There is an old song that goes something like "sometimes I think its a sin when it feels like I'm winning when I'm losing again". Secular song and secular artist.

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    failure is satan's goal for all of us, he only desires for us to fail in our lives with the
    many 'distractions' that he creates and imitates to keep us from following our Saviour...
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    mistaken in failure is a stepping stone in success
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