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Sartaj Anand

Founder, Egomonk , Melton Foundation

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Fill in the Blank - If I knew I could not fail I would ___________ ?

The question is simple and self-explanatory but I would request you all to think for some time before you answer it.

" Change the world " is a satisfactory (and abstract) answer but is that something which concerns You the most at this moment in your life. So, what would You do if You knew You could not fail ?

My Answer -

If I knew I could not fail I would fall in Love.

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    Dec 7 2011: Knowing you are not going to fail in something is like already having it. Its like being certain of outcome. It wont be fun or thrill. At times, we are very sure of success of our pursuits and passion but it is not certainty of success, it is confidence of success.
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      Dec 14 2011: Almost true. You know if you will succeed but you will not know beforehand what the answer to a question is.

      For example: If I knew I could not fail I would set out to prove or disprove the existence of any form of God.
      I know I would succeed but not if the answer is that God exists or the contrary.
      Come to think of it... if I try to both prove and disprove a fact, and can't fail at either, where does that bring us. It might make for a very interesting quantum theory like universe. Reality would be determined by our choices of whether we set out to prove or disprove a fact.
      Wouldn't that be fun.

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