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Old 16-09-2013, 14:06   #1
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True Courage Is Knowing You’re Wrong But Refusing To Admit It

Courage requires us to remain steadfast in our beliefs. It asks that we stand by the convictions we express and never give an inch, no matter what the cost. However off base, wrongheaded, or patently false a position we’ve staked out may be, courage nonetheless demands that we blindly pound home our stupid 'effin point, never letting up.

True valor is the moment in a conversation when you realize that what you’re saying is completely and utterly wrong, but you continue to say it over and over again anyway, only louder.


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Old 16-09-2013, 14:26   #3
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From "The Onion" America's Finest News Source

True Courage Is Knowing You’re Wrong But Refusing To Admit It

Courage requires us to remain steadfast in our beliefs. It asks that we stand by the convictions we express and never give an inch, no matter what the cost. However off base, wrongheaded, or patently false a position we’ve staked out may be, courage nonetheless demands that we blindly pound home our stupid 'effin point, never letting up.

True valor is the moment in a conversation when you realize that what you’re saying is completely and utterly wrong, but you continue to say it over and over again anyway, only louder.


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No ... if you have any sense at all, that's the moment you look in a mirror and see a jackass staring back.
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Old 16-09-2013, 14:35   #4
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Courage requires us to remain steadfast in our beliefs. It asks that we stand by the convictions we express and never give an inch, no matter what the cost. However off base, wrongheaded, or patently false a position we’ve staked out may be, courage nonetheless demands that we blindly pound home our stupid 'effin point, never letting up.
The really sad part is how very many people there are who actually seem to believe that.
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Old 16-09-2013, 14:38   #5
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No ... if you have any sense at all, that's the moment you look in a mirror and see a jackass staring back.
Well, yeah.




But c'mon... lighten up! The whole post is meant as tongue in cheek, off-beat humour!


Lighten Up: Don't be so intense and take life so seriously. Work on your sense of humor. Don't try to find some deep hidden meaning to life. Go with the flow.
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Well, yeah.




But c'mon... lighten up! The whole post is meant as tongue in cheek, off-beat humour!


Lighten Up: Don't be so intense and take life so seriously. Work on your sense of humor. Don't try to find some deep hidden meaning to life. Go with the flow.

I suggest you first. in person, you would have seen me grinning ear to ear. OF COURSE it was tongue in cheek and not serious. Maybe you need to lighten up if you couldn't "see" me grinning. Just a thought ... but instead of seeing humor you saw a chance to criticize.

Remember, online you can't hear inflection, and you can't see the person's face. Do try to keep that in mind and not take things so seriously.

Seriously.
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My wife often tells people that I possess the widest range of the most useless information she has ever encountered.

I tell her I am early Internet, before transistors were invented.
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My wife often tells people that I possess the widest range of the most useless information she has ever encountered.

I tell her I am early Internet, before transistors were invented.

NOT useless, Blue Stocking -- go try out for WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE!
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I am amazed at how well I do on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" I am pretty sure that I would bomb out on the first question, just due to stage fright. Real courage is being able to admit when you are wrong and suck it up and apologize. Once in awhile, I get a good serving of humble pie here and I deserved every piece, thank you all for the help in my personal growth. NO Really
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I suggest you first. in person, you would have seen me grinning ear to ear. OF COURSE it was tongue in cheek and not serious. Maybe you need to lighten up if you couldn't "see" me grinning. Just a thought ... but instead of seeing humor you saw a chance to criticize.

Remember, online you can't hear inflection, and you can't see the person's face. Do try to keep that in mind and not take things so seriously.

Seriously.
I'm sorry. I totally misread your original comment.
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I thought it was a captain's test.
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I may not always be right, but I am always the captain.
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Thanks everyone for sharing. Sorry I don't have anything to add. I think you all have covered most of the bases.

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Everyone's WRONG but Wrong. He's just misinformed.
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A corollary is rarely correct but never in doubt.

A LOT of that 'round heah.
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