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posted 11/22/2010 2:13:07 AM |
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I've been sitting here playing free cell, and my three brain cells decided to work iin conjunction for some reason. They actually came up with a thought that makes some semblance of sense, at least to me. Using this game as an analogy may at first seem obscure, and if you have never played it, it will go completely over your head.

I've been playing it on the computer since windows 95 came out. I didn't do too badly with it, ya can't cheat, and back then, you could only redo your last move, so getting a modest percentage in the win rate was a challenge. It took real thought and planning more than just one move in advance to win, and a smidgen of good luck didn't hurt a bit. Now tho, it has unlimited redo or undos, and if you keep at a game long enough, you can win it. Sometimes it may take a dozen trys from the beginning, but it is possible.

Now for the analogy to life, a lot of life depends on how you go aobut things, and what you are willing to learn and how often you are willing to seemingly beat your head against a brick wall. My brother doesn't like the newer versions, he prefers to do it the one way he knows how and he did pretty good, about a 75% win rate. Me on the other hand, prefer the new versions, where if one way doesn't work, try something else, and if the plan I had to begin with isn't working, try a different one, go back to the start if need be, but don't just fail because you quit trying, up to a point anyway. We all have to learn when that quitting point is with any endeavor. And I do pretty much the same with my wood working. A lot of times something will go awry in the middle of what i'm doing, and I may have to start from scratch, as did this last idea. And I did things totally different, but it is coming out wonderfully now.

Part of it is my philosophy I guess, I’d rather try and fail than fail to try.

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Nov 22 @ 2:30AM  
I was always told if you do the same thing... you'll always get the same result.

me, i hate change.

Nov 22 @ 2:43AM  
Good for you Sawduster! Great analogy on anything that pertains to trying. I have a philosophy...You can't change someone that doesn't want to change. It is like trying to find the fourth hole in a bowling isn't going to happen. Me...I have had to change and have enjoyed the endeavor, but I still have alot to learn and need of more change Hugs! is in the 70's Memphis Tigers are 4 and 4...and I think some serious storms are coming. That's what usually happens when it is this warm in November.

Nov 22 @ 6:36AM  
Good thoughts!!

Nov 22 @ 10:08AM  
I totally agree. If what you're trying doesn't work....try something different, don't give up.

Nov 22 @ 10:49AM  
That's the spirit... keep plugg'n away until you get the results you want! Having a positive attitude also helps! I'm an optimist... I'm positive if given half a chance, something will fuck up!


Nov 22 @ 1:42PM  
I’d rather try and fail than fail to try.

Damnit.. I'm gonna give away all my kookies today.. shoot.

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