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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 21 2013: Why do you care about accomplishing anything when the goal was to fail? :)
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      • Mar 22 2013: Accomplishments are totally subjective. But really the only answer is they accomplished nothing.
    • Mar 22 2013: There could be a number of reasons to fail. Bring down the average? I bet what happened was they didn't bother reading the questions and blindly marked the multiple choice scantron and got hella lucky. Why else would somebody fail to fail. I swear I think I heard that happen one time................. nah...... But it could have.

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