Saturday, May 24, 2008

Some Curiosity and Questions UPDATED!

I need some feedback on some stuff. Jump in with both of y'all's feetsies, please Ma'am/Sir.

1. Do self-loathing and feelings of failure ever produce enough power in you to paralyze you from acting on something?

2. What, if anything, have you come up with to combat those feelings?

3. Do those feelings diminish as you get older or does it increase?

4. Do the outcomes of your attempts at accomplishment mean more, less, or the same as the methods used to attempt those goals? Clarification: Okay, this isn't really understandable to those people that exist OUTSIDE of my head, so...Simply put, do the means justify the ends or do you focus more on doing things the right way regardless of outcome? And if you are not really inside my head, do you really exist?

5. I certainly accept anonymous comments, don't make yourself look stupid on my account, but dang, comment, your feedback means something here.

Please take the time to comment.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Two Dogs,

To answer your questions

1. Yes. Why try if your going to fail again, or think your going to fail.

2. Simply to ask what is wrong with failure. If you fail at something atleast you know what not to do next time you want to do something. You can't be good at everything, so failure is a fact of life. To quote Clint: "A mans' got to know his limitations." And you can only know this by failing again, again, and again.

3. The outcome is what matters, getting to the end may not be pretty but in no way can it diminish the accomplishment itself. Accomplishment is only concerned about the end, its not how well you played the game it is only if you won or not...like in sports if you won by 1 point or 40 points the value of the victory will be the same (I am ignoring college football BCS garbage (quality wins) for this argument). What if you almost discovered something great, well guess what nobody cares because no matter how close you got you didn't discover something great. You could of had the best lab notes, equipment, methodology but if you couldn't get the job done then nobody cares. On the other hand if you discovered something great then that accomplishment would stand by itself no matter how ugly the process of discovery had been.

Just my opinions.

Roderick

Anonymous said...

Hey Two Dogs,

To answer your questions

1. Yes. Why try if your going to fail again, or think your going to fail.

2. Simply to ask what is wrong with failure. If you fail at something atleast you know what not to do next time you want to do something. You can't be good at everything, so failure is a fact of life. To quote Clint: "A mans' got to know his limitations." And you can only know this by failing again, again, and again.

3. The outcome is what matters, getting to the end may not be pretty but in no way can it diminish the accomplishment itself. Accomplishment is only concerned about the end, its not how well you played the game it is only if you won or not...like in sports if you won by 1 point or 40 points the value of the victory will be the same (I am ignoring college football BCS garbage (quality wins) for this argument). What if you almost discovered something great, well guess what nobody cares because no matter how close you got you didn't discover something great. You could of had the best lab notes, equipment, methodology but if you couldn't get the job done then nobody cares. On the other hand if you discovered something great then that accomplishment would stand by itself no matter how ugly the process of discovery had been.

Just my opinions.

Roderick

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