What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

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What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

I think I would try to write and publish a novel.

How about you?
 

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Astronuc
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I'd be doing what I am doing, and what I plan to be doing. It's just going to take time.
 
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Play the lottery.
 
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Same thing that I did when trying to pick a major:


Sit around and take so long to decide that I would never get anything done.
 
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Move Mt. Fuji. -Next to Bill Gates' garage.
 
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I would be what I am..a mother. If I could raise my kids to be strong and caring and successful I will have not failed.
 
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Ask MIH to marry me. Muahaha. :devil:

Now that I'm evil I have to use other peoples own ideas against them.

I'd probably try and unite gravity and QM. Or get on a PhD course somewhere. Anywhere!
 
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Kill Mr sod.
 
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I'd probably become some sort of benevolent world despot... but I'm sure I'd eventually realize that people's view on "benevolence" is pretty subjective and end up failing anyway.
 
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I'd go after the Tijuana drug mafia.
 
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I'd eliminate corruption in all the world's governments, right down to the local level. People are not sick and starving all over the world because there are no resources available, but because resources are diverted, co-opted, and distributed to those that will compensate the corrupt for personal gain.

Edit: And world peace! (Miss Congeniality plug)
 
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What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
What do you mean by, "if"?
 
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See if I could find some way to fail. That would be kind of tough. If you intentionally sabotaged the project you were working on so that it would be unsuccessful, then you couldn't really say you failed when it was unsuccessful. Finding a way to unintentionally sabotage your project is a lot harder than just throwing it in the trash.

I think I'd first have to cruise a lot of seedy nightclubs interviewing folks that have failed relationships for research. Cruising the seedy nightclubs would also give a chance to use some of those great pick-up lines I've learned here on PF.

Oh, and I'd try to create world peace. I want to be Miss Congeniality, too. In fact, I'd even hand out maps to poor people in Tanzangentia.
 
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What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

I think I would try to write and publish a novel.

How about you?
Why only one?? I think I would at least go for a two or three.
 
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Destroy the earth? :D
 
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try stand-up
 
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take on mentor's that ban me for insufficient reasons. JUST KIDDING
 
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lisab
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It burns a hole in my brain thinking about it :devil:
 
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Ivan Seeking
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I would fix the hole in lisab's brain.
 
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try stand-up
Don't risk it—you'll just end up having to mop the floor.

I think that I would go for inventing and flying in a warp-drive ship. (I know that it ain't gonna happen, but I'm clinging to that 'if' in the title.)
 
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Build the photon reactor
 
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impregnate every female supermodel in the world.
 
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lisab
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I would fix the hole in lisab's brain.
Thanks, Ivan - I'd hate to be a bagel brain!
 
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Ivan Seeking
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Thanks, Ivan - I'd hate to be a bagel brain!
Glad to oblige. :biggrin:

Right now my brain feels like swiss cheese. I've been trying to get sick [or I am sick and haven't been able to admit it yet], and everything is a bit swimmy.
 
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Ignoring, saving the world, extending life forever, curing all disease, feeding everyone, etc. etc. etc. and strictly in the most exotic personal terms:

I have always wanted a re-entry suit that would allow me to push-off from the space station and eventually land in my pasture. Then again, it would be fun to jump a bicycle off of Phobos [escape velocity ~25 mph], and land on Mars.

But then there is one that is potentially within reach for some of our younger members: Some of the plans for a lunar hotel include a large chamber where you could fly like a bird.
 

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