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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-26-06 05:12 AM
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The inability to admit failure. Is it a male pride thing?
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Edited on Tue Dec-26-06 05:13 AM by Philosoraptor
We all have to admit failure at some point in our life's endeavors, like admitting a marriage is failed, or a war, or a football game, it sucks, it hurts, but often it's better to admit defeat when it's staring you right in the face rather than stick around unable to admit it at your own further peril.

Is it a point of American foolish pride that we continue to fail in Iraq? I can't call it a defeat, that doesn't define it, this isn't something to be won or lost like a football game, we need to use words like 'failure', and 'disaster', instead of 'winning', or 'victory', that's childish.

If you are getting your ass kicked royally, there's no point in allowing your face to be bashed in if you can simply walk away. There's no shame in it, it's called retreat by the armies of the world. Strategic retreat, or cut your losses and run.

Even this simplistic concept of failure or success doesn't describe what's really going on, it's not meant to succeed or fail, just continue. It simply must continue for one reason only, there is so very much money being made off all this misery, and dick cheney needs more and more money to satisfy his demonic thirsts.

More than a defeat, this is an American failure, and a human failure, led by a presidential failure like none other in our history. The republican war is a failure on every level except one: It's a money making monstrous success. Hundreds of thousands of people die so that a few thousand can make hundreds of billions in profits. On that level, you can call it a tremendous success, but don't you ever dare to call it defeat.

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  -The inability to admit failure. Is it a male pride thing? Philosoraptor  Dec-26-06 05:12 AM   #0 
  - Even us females hate to face that we made big errors.  izzie   Dec-26-06 05:28 AM   #1 
  - Maybe it's nationalism  Philosoraptor   Dec-26-06 05:38 AM   #2 
     - Not exclusively a male thing, but testosterone & jingoism is a deadly mix.  Vidar   Dec-26-06 07:46 AM   #7 
     - I guess that is part of it but we do need to move on and will  izzie   Dec-27-06 08:36 AM   #15 
  - success or failure  ktlyon   Dec-26-06 05:39 AM   #3 
  - Isn't that the point though?  NoMoreMyths   Dec-26-06 05:52 AM   #4 
  - "Natural man has only two primal passions:  PaulHo   Dec-26-06 06:22 AM   #6 
  - As I've been saying for about two years now  Nobody   Dec-26-06 05:58 AM   #5 
  - It's definitely a child thing  Tansy_Gold   Dec-26-06 07:51 AM   #8 
  - All governments are failures with respect to admitting errors and wrongdoing  Selatius   Dec-26-06 07:51 AM   #9 
  - ding ding ding we have a winner  natrat   Dec-26-06 09:04 AM   #10 
  - It's our fault too  dave_p   Dec-27-06 10:09 AM   #16 
  - Not Even Remotely Can This Be Attributed to "Male" Pride  Crisco   Dec-26-06 09:07 AM   #11 
  - I admit failure all the time and I'm quite the male too...  HypnoToad   Dec-26-06 09:11 AM   #12 
  - Gonads or not, don't compare Bush to me!  JohnnyLib2   Dec-26-06 09:47 AM   #13 
  - Yes, it's due to a hormone secreted by the penis, duh.  Bonobo   Dec-26-06 09:50 AM   #14 

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