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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 19 2013: You have failed in your try. If you wanted to fail, and you succeed, which is not what you wanted, then you have failed right? So you have not accomplished anything!!!

    But in another way, you wanted to fail and you failed in succeeding, then you accomplished your goal because you at least failed in something.

    It's a very debatable topic! It is called a rhetorical question (a question that has no reasonable answer)!!!
    • Mar 20 2013: I don't think it is debatable. I came to the same conclusion. I think , unless proven otherwise, this logic is correct. This person isn't gonna take any failure. That would be a cheap way out and totally unsatisfying. I think were right.

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