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Response to Tommy2Tone (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 3, 2016, 09:46 AM

8. There's a "vanity" aspect of it as well ...

... regardless of the fact that NOTHING gets accomplished, I'm sure that some people get a great deal of self-satisfaction in the knowledge that they shot-for-the-moon and failed.

Rather than taking a practical approach and being humble about making a series of small incremental gains (which benefit people NOW) there is a certain group that see failure as something that's to be admired.

Well, I guess the failure itself isn't literally what's being admired ... but the self-congratulatory back-slapping and proclamations of how much admiration they deserve for attempting the impossible make me wonder what their actual motivations really are.

They look down on those who are willing to negotiate and find realistic workable solutions that have the most immediate benefits. In their minds, only perfection will do. Smaller gains are not even worth doing, especially if it involves ANY hint of compromise.

Such an attitude is short-sighted, and it's selfish. Pure vanity.

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