RE: virus: Yoda

Wright, James 7929 (
Mon, 07 Apr 97 12:13:00 EDT

Corey wrote:
>Saw the Star Wars Trilogy again. Got to thinking about the Jedi and
>whatnot. Yoda says "Do or do not. There is no try." Sounds good, sounds
>rational, sounds true. Question: is it?
It appears so to me.
>A synthesis of "Do or do not. There is no try." goes like this:
>In any action, success must be visualized and the subject must believe
>in success. Otherwise, subject will subconsiously sabotage the action,
>leading to defeat.<
>Question: is it possible to take an action, and succeed, without belief
>in success or defeat?<
Yes, it happens every time you respond without conceptualizing, and are
successful. Example: Your friend screams your name as you start across
the street. You looked before you started, and saw nothing. Now you look,
and see the racing car that ran the red light. There is no time for, "Oh
darn, there is a car coming and I must get out of the way." You JUMP for
the curb, smashing your glasses and ruining the knees of your pants, but
bruised and battered, you are alive.
Question: is above synthesis accurate? If so, how accurate?
I find it partially accurate: in matters that require conceptualizing, a
visualization of success can be helpful. In matters that do not require
conceptualizing, visualization is not necessary and can be
Does that help?