If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

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  1. Obscure_Treasures profile image56
    Obscure_Treasuresposted 11 years ago

    do u have an answer?

    1. Cagsil profile image78
      Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done.

      This statement is completely ignorant. Any person attempting to fail should have their head examined.

      However, if their attempt is to make sure that they fail, but still end up succeeding, then apparently they didn't quite understand all the factors involved.

      1. Winflow FG profile image59
        Winflow FGposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        What if you are playing your partner at a game of pool and are winning so much that you are humiliating them. You would attampt to fail and miss so that they have a chance of coming back, wouldn't you?

        1. Cagsil profile image78
          Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Been there, done that. In this example it's competition. Humility is good, not bad and the fact that you are implying it's negative, shows that you are only seeing one side of the equation.
          Nope. I do my best and if the person refuses to do the same or cannot handle my best, then that is their problem.

          1. Winflow FG profile image59
            Winflow FGposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            What if it's your child? You would still do your best and beat them at every game they play?

            1. Cagsil profile image78
              Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              First off, I don't have children. Secondly, I have two nieces which I do play games with and NO I don't take it easy on them. Taking it easy on them, provides them a false sense of accomplishment and it does more damage.
              Every person, including children need to learn and handle disappointment. If they do not, then they will not learn from the experience.

              1. Winflow FG profile image59
                Winflow FGposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                I agree to a certain extent, but crushing them at a game when you're just having fun seems a little harsh.

                1. Cagsil profile image78
                  Cagsilposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                  Have you ever found a loser of a game, still consider it fun?

                  If so, then you have found a rarely unique individual, such as myself. I have no fear of failing at any game I play, because I learned earlier in my life that I am not going to win everything I play, which means there is something for me to learn from the experience.

                  I personally, haven't found too many people who have no problem with losing a game, but then again, I haven't found too many people to be consciously active enough to understand their own life either.

    2. profile image56
      Smokingwheelsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      But why would you waist you time doing that.
      I do not understand the question really it makes no sense.
      Try the unknown...

    3. LeslieAdrienne profile image73
      LeslieAdrienneposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It has already been asked, but I must ask again,

      Why would you try to fail?

    4. Dave Mathews profile image60
      Dave Mathewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      If you try to "FAIL" and you "SUCCEED"  at failing, you have succeeded in being a failure. How's that for simple logic?

  2. Winflow FG profile image59
    Winflow FGposted 11 years ago

    It depends on the viewpoint.

    From your point of view it's succeed. Because you aimed to do what you set out to do.

    From someone watching you, it's a fail. Because they never knew you were trying to fail.

  3. brakel2 profile image76
    brakel2posted 11 years ago

    It is a trick question to see if you have succeeded at failing or become successful. I don't believe many people deliberately try to fail unless to hitch up with some hot chick in  summer school for those who failed.

  4. cashmere profile image80
    cashmereposted 11 years ago

    Failed brilliantly!

  5. seanorjohn profile image75
    seanorjohnposted 11 years ago

    There are many examples of people considering their deliberate failures to be a success.

    Failing tests to avoid being drafted into the armed services.

    Sporting failures because the sportsmen have bet on  themelves to lose.

    People at work and in the home often deliberately fail at a task so they won't be asked to do it again.

    Just 3 examples of considering failure to be a success. Cagsil's answer didn't seem to consider these examples.


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