virus: Yoda

Reed Konsler (
Mon, 7 Apr 1997 12:42:30 +0100

>From: "Corey A. Cook" <>
>Date: Sun, 06 Apr 97 19:07:22 CT

>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?
>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?
>Question: is above synthesis accurate? If so, how accurate?

All truths are half-truths.
I'm not being cheeky, that is the answer I would give.
You're restating the Aphorist's Dilemma.


Reed Konsler