Which is worse?

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    May 18, 2009 2:34 AM GMT
    Maybe you guys could help me out here. Which do you think is worse and why:

    1. Giving up half-way

    2. Not Trying at all


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    May 18, 2009 2:49 AM GMT
    #2 Not Trying at all is worse.

    You can't grow as a person if you don't try.
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    May 18, 2009 2:49 AM GMT
    I give up. ...Which? ... icon_lol.gif
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    May 18, 2009 5:39 AM GMT
    Putting enough thought and planning into the endeavor so as not to be placed in a position that entails quitting.

    If you put enough thought into it and still reach a point of failure that asks you to squeal uncle like a little bitch, it's better to save your resources so you can begin again that much sooner with a bit more wisdom. Wasting resources on a hopeless endeavor to appeal to a misplaced sense of perseverance is folly.

    A sack plus perseverance is worth a sack. A sack plus foolishness isn't even worth a sack because you were too stupid to bring it!

    My answer: neither.
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    May 18, 2009 2:13 PM GMT
    Not trying at all
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    May 18, 2009 2:16 PM GMT
    Depends on the situation. Are you referring to making a million dollars, falling in love or slashing your wrists? icon_confused.gif
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    May 18, 2009 2:42 PM GMT
    Giving up halfway is not really trying, and not trying at all means you'll never know if you could have gotten whatever it is you're trying for. Go for it!
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    May 18, 2009 3:02 PM GMT
    I think both are pretty sad. I would never do either.

    "Be a matter great or small, you do it well or not at all."

    "Once a job has now begun, leave it not until it's done."

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    May 18, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
    Jim has the hang of it.
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    May 18, 2009 3:42 PM GMT
    In what context? Finishing your education? Hot dog eating contest? An exercise and nutrition program? Playing a round of Mumbly Peg after drinking a fifth of Jaeger?
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    May 18, 2009 4:00 PM GMT
    Only five Jagers? Weaksauce Mc'Gee.
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    May 18, 2009 4:12 PM GMT
    blunt_ saidOnly five Jagers? Weaksauce Mc'Gee.


    Well, if you think a fifth (25 ounces) of Jaegermeister is weak, your liver is truly a modern medical marvel.icon_lol.gif
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    May 18, 2009 8:12 PM GMT
    Originally I gave up on reading this thread right after "which is worse".

    But I was bored so I came back and read half of it and then was even more bored so I gave up half way through it.



    And from that I found both options were quite empowering!!!

    ...but now my weakness has taken over and I have returned and responded to this thread - so weak - and that is far worse than the empowerment I originally felt. icon_neutral.gif





    ...does that help? icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 18, 2009 8:15 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidIn what context? Finishing your education? Hot dog eating contest? An exercise and nutrition program? Playing a round of Mumbly Peg after drinking a fifth of Jaeger?


    i think he talks about asking someone out.
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    May 19, 2009 12:51 AM GMT
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    GuerrillaSodomite saidIn what context? Finishing your education? Hot dog eating contest? An exercise and nutrition program? Playing a round of Mumbly Peg after drinking a fifth of Jaeger?


    i think he talks about asking someone out.
    actually this is about my education. I have an opportunity to take a role for a non-union independent film that can boost up my acting skills and give me more experience on my resume and get a reel and some exposure. The problem is that the production requires me to be flexible from late June to all of July, but I registered for Summer school so that I can take a required course that won't be offered in the fall semester of this year.

    I want to get more involved with acting productions and auditions to improve my acting, but I want to get more credit to finish my degree program. It sucks because I have this opportunity and I'm kinda stuck between a rock and a hard place.
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    May 21, 2009 11:53 PM GMT
    Why cant you just postpone school. You are young and have a lot of time. I would do the deal and then go back to school if it is a once in a lifetime thing. You can always restart school.
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    May 27, 2009 7:29 PM GMT
    Giving up half way is much better than not trying at all.

    You learn from trying; even if you don't succeed the first time you'll succeed eventually. Perseverence, man.

    I climb mountains as a hobby. There have been many times that I gave up on reaching the top so that I could come back in one piece. But the experience and route information I gained from trying eventually helped me reach the top.

    With regard to OP's situation, try to do both! You might just pull it off! If push comes to shove drop your summer class and re-take them later.
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    May 28, 2009 3:07 PM GMT
    Advocatus diaboli:

    Hope = Disappointment. Therefore 'Not trying at all' spares you more pain than 'Giving up half-way'. Discuss.