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

  1. Dec 27, 2008 #1

    Math Is Hard

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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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  3. Dec 27, 2008 #2

    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.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2008 #3

    Evo

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    Play the lottery.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2008 #4
    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.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2008 #5
    Move Mt. Fuji. -Next to Bill Gates' garage.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2008 #6
    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.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2008 #7

    Kurdt

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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!
     
  9. Dec 27, 2008 #8

    wolram

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    Kill Mr sod.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2008 #9
    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.
     
  11. Dec 27, 2008 #10

    Chi Meson

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    I'd go after the Tijuana drug mafia.
     
  12. Dec 27, 2008 #11

    turbo

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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)
     
  13. Dec 27, 2008 #12

    Ivan Seeking

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    What do you mean by, "if"?
     
  14. Dec 27, 2008 #13

    BobG

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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.
     
  15. Dec 27, 2008 #14
    Why only one?? I think I would at least go for a two or three.
     
  16. Dec 27, 2008 #15
    Destroy the earth? :D
     
  17. Dec 27, 2008 #16
    try stand-up
     
  18. Dec 27, 2008 #17
    take on mentor's that ban me for insufficient reasons. JUST KIDDING
     
  19. Dec 27, 2008 #18

    lisab

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    It burns a hole in my brain thinking about it :devil:
     
  20. Dec 27, 2008 #19

    Ivan Seeking

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    I would fix the hole in lisab's brain.
     
  21. Dec 27, 2008 #20

    Danger

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    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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