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Caela Burrell

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If you try to fail and you succeed, what have you accomplished?

This question reminds me about the liar paradox often discussed in Ancient Greece.

In my opinion, there are two possible contexts related to this question: You try to fail, and you succeed at failing. So in this sense, you have achieved success through failure. The other context is that you try to fail, and you fail to do so meaning you have succeeded. However, overall, you have achieved failure through success.


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    Mar 17 2013: G'day Caela

    There is no such thing as failing unless you see it that way because one can learn by failing just as much as one can learn from succeeding, actually one can lean more from failing so to fail isn't necessarily failing only in the initial intention of the supposed outcome.

    I used to tell my disabled clients in class to have never made a mistake is to have never learnt as one can only truly learn through mistakes so it's OK to make mistakes.

    This question you have ask Caela is in the same context, by failing to fail in one's quest one has learnt how not to succeed which isn't a failure after all one just can't fail unless you see it as a failure!!


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