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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 22 2013: It is paradox because it has different criterion .It looks like that A is taller than B just as B is shorter than A.
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      • Mar 22 2013: Which one of them is true depens on the fact .What do you define the word "success" is the key to determine whether you are success or fail !
      • Mar 22 2013: We already determined that A is the tallest. All we know is C and B are shorter than A. I got $5 on C. Place ur bets! Spin the wheel.......
      • Mar 22 2013: This statement is certainly correct .This question is a waste of your being.Do you Love your Life?Is this statement beautifully correct?xxx

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