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 Post subject: Demotivate
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:10 pm 
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A member recently started a tread looking for inspirational quotes. I'd like to start a tangent on that, demotivating quotes. Here's two start: Every corpse on Everest was once a motivated person. The harder you try, the more it hurts when you fail.

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 Post subject: Re: Demotivate
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:39 pm 
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As one door closes, another two shut.


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 Post subject: Re: Demotivate
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:05 pm 
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In response to the statement “well, it was good experience” as applied to a failed effort:

“Experience is what you get, when you didn’t get what you wanted.”


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 Post subject: Re: Demotivate
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:39 pm 
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“Bad decisions make good stories.” - Ellis Vidler

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 Post subject: Re: Demotivate
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:39 pm 
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Nanohedron wrote:
“Bad decisions make good stories.” - Ellis Vidler


I think this counts as inspirational, sort of a "When life gives you lemons" sentiment. You will have to to better, or in this case, worse for this thread. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Demotivate
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:46 pm 
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Okay. How about this:

“Accept that you're just a product, not a gift.”

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 Post subject: Re: Demotivate
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:02 pm 
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"Believe in yourself

Because the rest of us think you're an idiot."

This and many others available at https://despair.com. Enjoy.


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 Post subject: Re: Demotivate
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:17 pm 
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Hard work may pay off later. Laziness pays off now.

Hooray for Despair.com!

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 Post subject: Re: Demotivate
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:02 pm 
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Tunborough wrote:
"Believe in yourself

Because the rest of us think you're an idiot."


And it's variant, "Jesus loves you; everyone else thinks you're an asshole".

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 Post subject: Re: Demotivate
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I've seen that on a T shirt.

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"Don't put off till tomorrow that which can be done the following day." -- Mark Twain

A pessimist is a realist with experience.

The workplace is like a tree full of monkeys. Those at the top crap all over the lower ones. Those below look up and see a bunch of a**holes.

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 Post subject: Re: Demotivate
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@Charlie I first read the "Don't put off.." quote in Robin Williamson's book, "The Penny Whistle Book" in reference to the tune, "Daniel of the Sun"

That which is not dead which can eternal lie. In strange eons even death may die.

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 Post subject: Re: Demotivate
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Nanohedron wrote:
Okay. How about this:

“Accept that you're just a product, not a gift.”


There. Now you are living up to your full potential. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Demotivate
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busterbill wrote:
Nanohedron wrote:
Okay. How about this:

“Accept that you're just a product, not a gift.”


There. Now you are living up to your full potential. :D

I don't agree. In my country right now, that would count as inspirational.

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 Post subject: Re: Demotivate
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:14 pm 
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I like this one:

Never. Give up.

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