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Which Is Worse?

  1. Seeker7 profile image95
    Seeker7posted 6 years ago

    Which Is Worse?

    Which is worse failing or never trying?

  2. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 6 years ago

    Never trying. You don't know the agony of failing if you don't try, and likewise you'll miss all opportunity to taste success.

  3. Mr. Happy profile image82
    Mr. Happyposted 6 years ago

    Never trying is far worse than failing (in my opinion). If one does not try - one can never achieve anything. And one can learn from failure as well. It's all beneficial if you try.

  4. crankalicious profile image92
    crankaliciousposted 6 years ago

    There's not pat answer to this question.

    Failing at sky diving is much worse than never trying, for instance.

    I would have a different answer depending on the activity, but for things where death isn't likely to be the result, mostly never trying is worse.

  5. FloraBreenRobison profile image59
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

    Always it is never trying. You will be left with a question of "what if."

  6. Greensleeves Hubs profile image97
    Greensleeves Hubsposted 6 years ago

    Mark Twain got it right:

    'Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do'.

    Fail, and at least you may feel proud for trying and you will hopefully learn from the experience.

    Don't try, and you will always be regretful and wonder what might have been, if only you had tried.

  7. Merlin Fraser profile image79
    Merlin Fraserposted 6 years ago

    To be able to say I have lived you must also be able to say I have tried everything at least once ! 

    Of course you could also adopt the dog philosophy to life which is;  “ If you can’t play with it, hump it or eat it, pee on it and move on !”

  8. Deborah-Diane profile image80
    Deborah-Dianeposted 6 years ago

    It is definitely worse to never try!  Think of all the things that would never have happened in this world if people had been afraid to try!

  9. thomasczech profile image70
    thomasczechposted 6 years ago

    One must try, always try. If you don't then how will you know if you will succeed or fail. Failing is ok too, just as good as succeeding if you keep everything in perspective. One can learn from failure, and ones successes can turn to failure as well. Everything is good as long as you try, and learn while trying.

  10. Bretsuki profile image80
    Bretsukiposted 6 years ago

    Failing to try is worse.

    If you try and fail, you know that something was not right. If you learn from your failure and change your methods you progress.

    If you never try, you never fail but then you never progress either. Failure is not a negative if you take Thomas Edisons view, when asked after his nine hundredth attempt to make a light bulb work he was asked "What have you learned?" His reply "900 ways not to make a light bulb!"
    The Edison story may not be accurate but it makes the point . smile

  11. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    The critical decision at that moment of time will conclude if it is worst for not trying or failure.

    This depends on the situation encountered. If a person does not know how to save another person from drowning, by trying will be worst as both you and the drowning person are likely to be dead.

    On the other hand, if you are having a project to handle, without trying will be worst than failing as you will not know you may succeed in the attempt. It is a learning process so by trying will help you gain more knowledge in doing projects for career.

    So, the answer for failing and never trying will be dependent on the situation encountered.

  12. truthfornow profile image79
    truthfornowposted 6 years ago

    Never trying. It is better to at least try and fail.  You never want to come to the end of your life and be what if . . .

  13. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image99
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    Never trying is far, FAR worse - it will create regrets.

  14. seowriterforlaw profile image55
    seowriterforlawposted 6 years ago

    The worst thing that could happen to a person is failing without even trying to do something. It is better to try and fail at least you know that your mistakes and will be able to correct it.

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    klevifushaposted 6 years ago

    Personally I'd hate to look back a few years later and think, "What if?", that would kill me. I'd rather try and fail.

  16. jacqui2011 profile image81
    jacqui2011posted 6 years ago

    In my opinion, it is worse to never try something. If you fail at something, at least you tried and gave it a shot. I think life is too short to worry about failing. Sometimes in life you should take a risk and try. I dont want to say in 10 years "what if"....!

  17. funmontrealgirl profile image62
    funmontrealgirlposted 6 years ago

    Worse is never trying compare to failing.If you wont try how will you know that will succeed.Anyway, there no harm in trying at least you tried.We all experienced failure sometime in our life but it should not be the reason we wont give another try.

  18. wychic profile image91
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    Never trying. As long as you don't stop trying, failure is just success waiting to happen.