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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 12:00:00 AM
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Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
vee1534
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 6:08:30 AM
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Sounds dismal to me. And typically British Ugh!
userdw537
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 11:45:29 AM
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Of course our purpose in life is about succeeding of our goals; yet, success is fleeting. Hence many of the wise ones find forms of coping mechanism; such as one that sir Stevenson noted.
userdw537
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 11:49:08 AM
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userdw537 wrote:
Of course our purpose in life is about succeeding of our goals; yet, success is fleeting. Hence many of the wise ones find forms of coping mechanism; such as one that sir Stevenson noted. Indeed, typical British "insight."
userdw537
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 11:50:45 AM
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userdw537 wrote:
userdw537 wrote:
Of course our purpose in life is about succeeding of our goals; yet, success is fleeting. Hence many of the wise ones find forms of coping mechanism; such as one that sir Stevenson noted. Indeed, typical British, dreadful "insight."
fred
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 12:21:58 PM

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Let's make sure everyone else fails equally as well.

"Supposin' I was to go to work and learn how to... to read writin'. Well, how'd I know that the feller that... that wrote the writin' was a writin' the writin' right? See it could be that he wrote the writin' all wrong. Here I'd be just a readin' wrong writin', don't ya see? You probably been doin' it your whole life, just a readin' wrong writin' and not even knowin‘ it." Festus
Drew
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 4:46:06 PM
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Failure is inevitable in life, so to fail in good spirits I think is very worthwhile goal.
fred
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 5:05:59 PM

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Drew wrote:
Failure is inevitable in life, so to fail in good spirits I think is very worthwhile goal.


But he says our business is not to succeed.

"Supposin' I was to go to work and learn how to... to read writin'. Well, how'd I know that the feller that... that wrote the writin' was a writin' the writin' right? See it could be that he wrote the writin' all wrong. Here I'd be just a readin' wrong writin', don't ya see? You probably been doin' it your whole life, just a readin' wrong writin' and not even knowin‘ it." Festus
Angus
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 6:38:24 PM

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I assume the Daemon believes quoting the philosophic blitherings of 19th century authors of fiction is useful to provoke comment. Perhaps this is true, but persistent repetition makes the tactic quite tiresome.

"Everyone has a plan until he gets punched in the face." - Mike Tyson
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