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Old 01-06-2006, 08:46 AM   #9
John Boswell
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Re: Fight or Quit: there is no choice

Chuck Clark wrote:
With due respect to the idea of perserverance, etc. it is also important to know when to change...

The trick is knowing the difference between quitting because of fear or laziness and stopping because you've learned from your experience and have changed your mind for good reasons.

After writing the above, I remember that I'm the originator of the saying "Don't quit and don't die".

It isn't simple, this thing about making decisions, being responsible, and learning... then continuing to do it again in the next instant.

Thank you, Sensei. I was trying to post something to this effect when you beat me to the punch. There is a difference and I tried to come back and make that a little more clear. I like your saying of "Don't quit and don't die." (I might borrow that from time to time. )

Thanks for bringing up this point.

Domo arigato.

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