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User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2666 times:

I was looking at some old posts, and there was one about member's signatures from May of this year. One (from ORDRyan28) said "What would you attempt if you knew you couldn't fail?" I thought this was a fascinating question, so I thought I'd throw it out to the membership. I've been thinking about this for ages, and I haven't come up with anything yet...

So, gang....

What WOULD you do if you knew you couldn't fail?


'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
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User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2877 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Female Relationships

Signed,
99.9995% of A.net



LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Wow, that is a really tough question.

I need to think for a few minutes.

Will come back with a answer.



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 1):
Female Relationships

Signed,
99.9995% of A.net

 rotfl 


My answer...hmm....flying? Lame, I know, and not some stupid "go to the airport, wait in line, get on plane, eat 3 peanuts, fly 4 hours with 21" pitch, land at crappy airport" style, but really FLY...like a bird.

I'm not a hippy...


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

I came up with several, some personal, some societal....
How about develop cures for cancer, Aids, diabetes.....restore the Concorde program (but affordable)...? Make racism a thing of the past?

On a personal note...enjoy a committed relationship..

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 1):
Female Relationships

Signed,
99.9995% of A.net

I think you mean 99.9995% of the straight male members of A.net!!!



'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 1):
Female Relationships

That has to be the right answer.

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 1):
Signed,
99.9995% of A.net

 rotfl 

This is so true.



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

Easy answer for me:

If I couldn't fail, I would attempt to bring someone back to life.


User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 4):
I think you mean 99.9995% of the straight male members of A.net!!!

What, both of us?  wink 



Fortune favours the brave
User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 7):
What, both of us?

That's possible!!



'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 6):
Easy answer for me:

If I couldn't fail, I would attempt to bring someone back to life.

Like bring back a decomposed zombie-dead for a servant or more along the lines of a loved one back all fresh and new?


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

Quoting Halcyon (Reply 9):
Like bring back a decomposed zombie-dead for a servant or more along the lines of a loved one back all fresh and new?

Loved one, fresh and new and living and not dead.

Although the zombie "undead" thing would be kinda cool, in a horror flick kind of way.


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 10):
Although the zombie "undead" thing would be kinda cool, in a horror flick kind of way.

Albeit a tad smelly.



'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5702 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

Get My Hearing Back, and do all the things I couldn't do because I am Deaf.

Alex



Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 11):
Albeit a tad smelly.

Yeah, it'd probably be pointless to have them clean up the house.

And I'd attempt to be the best person I could be. That would be pretty neat.


User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

I would jump out of a plane without a parachute and fly like a bird. That would be so much fun.
 veryhappy 



Avoid hangovers, stay drunk.
User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2168 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

I misread the question to be "Would you still attempt it if you knew you'd fail?"

Thought that was a tough one, and I pondered it for a while... with no result.

Bollocks.



Samson was a biblical tough guy, but his dad Samsonite was even more of a hard case.
User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

Play the lottery  yes 


I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineDc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2302 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Lots and lots of stuff...  Silly But not many things I wouldn't do if I could without being sure of a positive outcome... In fact I can't think of any.

I don't think it's as interesting if one knows one cannot fail. It'd be nice in some circumstances, surely... But more often than not, it's really quite useless to know.

I know one thing I wouldn't do if I knew I'd not fail: Kill myself.

[Edited 2007-11-05 16:30:41]

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5811 posts, RR: 31
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

Make a pass at a certian Belgian-Irishman . . .

User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

This cheerleader at my school.

Signed,
FLAIRPORT



"Reality is wrong, dreams are for real." -Tupac
User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

Quoting Kmh1956 (Thread starter):
What WOULD you do if you knew you couldn't fail?

I've been thinking about this all day, and, well, I'd start dating again.


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 20):
well, I'd start dating again.

Aren't you a bit young to have given up on that already?



'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

I would be a physician if I thought there was NO chance of my screwing up and harming someone.

I'm just not detail oriented enough.


User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 16):
Play the lottery yes

You should do it then. There is almost no way failing to play the lottery.
As for myself, if I knew I could not fail, I would go WINNING the bloody lottery...  Silly  Wink

Seriously, I don't find the question overly fascinating. If the plan includes something beyond the laws of physics, it would be more like "what would you do if you had a free wish".

But if this wish is possible within the laws of physics, then you should go for it. Failing is an essential part of life. If you refrain from doing something just because think you may fail, then you have failed already before you even started.


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 21):
Aren't you a bit young to have given up on that already?

Actually, yes. Though saying I've "given up " is a bit of a stretch. I'm just taking a break of indefinite length at the moment.


25 SkyGirl : oh lets see, I would learn to fly, find a cure for cancer, go skydiving, and then I might try dating again as well. And something else, but I'm not su
26 Falstaff : Why would you give that up? I keep screwing that up and keep trying again. One of these days I'll get it right. If I could go back to high school wit
27 SkyGirl : Ok, I'm not giving up, I'm just going to take a week long hiatus from dating. I have some of the most pathetic breakup stories ever. Seriously. You w
28 Post contains images Bok269 : Tell that to FLAIRPORT...not that he would take the advice.
29 Post contains images Bok269 : Tell that to FLAIRPORT...not that he would take the advice. As for me...the cheerleaders at my school leave a lot to be desired...
30 Falstaff : Lets hear one... I'll tell everyone a good one. Three years ago I was dating a woman who told me that she said she would never date a man with a stat
31 SkyGirl : Here's the top of the list right here. The guy I had been with for 2 years decided to propose to me, but I had been feeling odd about the relationship
32 Falstaff : My mom went out with a guy in 1968, who took her to her senior prom (he graduated the year earlier). Four days later he married another woman, that h
33 Post contains images BCAInfoSys : Skygirl - If it makes you feel any better - my Mom was engaged to this guy back in the day. She met my Dad during this period while on a Braniff 707 a
34 Post contains images Foppishbum : Blah, I don't have many breakups but it takes me 1+ year to get over them...just reaching the 6 month halfway mark with my ex-bf and I'm still not ov
35 Post contains images HAWK21M : I'll have a big "Things to do " list to accomplish regds MEL
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