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Post by ging on Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:46 pm

I effing HATE this idiom, thought, meme, belief, whatever you want to call it. I've seen it in various forms.

You win some and you lose some. There's no shame in admitting that. Of course you CAN learn from your losses but you can also learn from your wins. The goal should be doing what you can to continuously improve.

By eliminating the mere thought of "losing", all you're doing is lying to yourself. Frankly, I think it's a cop out for those weak-minded individuals who can't deal with any adversity.

Pussification of America in yet another form.
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Post by Teetime on Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:01 pm

Agreed.

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Post by wolverine55 on Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:09 pm

"We didn't lose the game. We just ran out of time" is even worse, but it's the same premise. I agree totally, Ging.
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Post by 19delta on Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:42 pm

Yeah. It's pretty vapid.

For me, the biggest problem I have with it is the use of the word "learn". Real learning isn't simply becoming aware of something you didn't know about previously. Instead, it's gaining a new skill or ability to overcome something you previously couldn't do.

So if you get your butt whipped 42-0 by a team that is bigger, stronger, and faster than your team, there isn't going to be any learning going on.
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Post by dusty7 on Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:29 pm

I hate the "you either win or die trying."
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Post by net on Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:44 am

i hate the term 'last call'.
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Post by illinipete on Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:16 am

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Post by wolverine55 on Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:02 pm

Another one I find dreadful is "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." 1. I honestly don't think that's true, more often than not at least, at the high school level. And 2: the kids who post it/say it aren't the ones working hard.
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Post by Head Idiot on Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:49 pm

I never lose.

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Post by wilky on Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:23 pm

wolverine55 wrote:"We didn't lose the game.  We just ran out of time" is even worse, but it's the same premise.  I agree totally, Ging.

oh i hate that one. its like, actually, under the rules of the game of which you agreed to based on participation, you infact did lose... specifically because when the time ran out you had less points.

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Post by wilky on Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:28 pm

or worse is when that situation is like they were down by 36 at half, and the other team put in backups and with your starters you cut it to a 20 point deficit. you dont get to claim running out of time was the culprit in that loss.

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Post by tincup1215 on Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:10 pm

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Post by ging on Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:37 am

wolverine55 wrote:Another one I find dreadful is "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

agreed X 1000

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