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onenickelmiracle
onenickelmiracle
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December 28th, 2014 at 7:07:49 PM permalink
Does anything you do mean you won over life? Does it matter if you're Einstein or Dahmer or Hitler or Mother Teresa? Kids, legacy, failure, rich, poor?

We all die and will be forgotten and others can or will undo anything we do.
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onenickelmiracle
onenickelmiracle
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December 28th, 2014 at 7:09:57 PM permalink
Should be yes or no
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sodawater
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December 28th, 2014 at 7:48:03 PM permalink
Life is definitely -EV
EvenBob
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December 28th, 2014 at 8:10:22 PM permalink
The point of life is to cooperate with it, not beat it. You
can't beat something you're part of and that's part of
you.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Gandler
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December 28th, 2014 at 8:26:42 PM permalink
If you enjoy life and stand for what you believe in then you win.

When you die, you are dead, but making a difference while you are here is what matters.

I would say it does matter who you are ; out of your examples Einstein had a much more positive impact than Hitler. Though it is unlikely either one will be forgotten for the rest of humanity.
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Boz
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December 28th, 2014 at 8:33:09 PM permalink
Enjoy it for what it is and don't die with regrets. Sure sign of missed opportunities.
Keeneone
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December 28th, 2014 at 9:07:38 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

The point of life is to cooperate with it, not beat it. You
can't beat something you're part of and that's part of
you.


Great post. Very yin/yang, "eastern" thinking. I like it.
RogerKint
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December 28th, 2014 at 9:13:04 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

The point of life is to cooperate with it, not beat it. You
can't beat something you're part of and that's part of
you.



Oh I beat something Im a part of quite often.
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DRich
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December 28th, 2014 at 9:16:55 PM permalink
If you die happy with the way you lived your life, you win.
Living longer does not always infer +EV
EvenBob
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December 28th, 2014 at 9:21:13 PM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

Oh I beat something Im a part of quite often.



That's self abuse, not beating. Oh wait, it's both,
and a lot more.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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