Sunday, 21 October 2007

Do you dare to try?

"A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. Never leave that till tomorrow, he said, which you can do today. This is the man who discovered electricity. You think more people would listen to what he had to say. I don't know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I'd have to say it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, sometimes the fear is just of making a decision, because what if you're wrong? What if you're making a mistake you can't undo? The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can't pretend we hadn't been told. We've all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore. Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin really meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worst, beat the hell out of never trying.”

-Dr. Meredith Grey
from the T.V show Grey's Anatomy

16 comments:

Xunaira said...

I see someone's become a fan of Grey's Anatomy :)...

Ethereal said...

I don't quite agree about always trying.

Syra said...

xunaira, yupe :) i can relate to Grey's theories on life, maybe thats whyi m growing fond of the show.

ethereal, i think it's better trying and knowing things for sure then wondering and shying away.

Saira said...

yea once u know things for sure i guess then u dont have to jump into it again !
reminds me of some proverbs too:

_"once bitten is not twice hurt"

_"if made once its a mistake, if repeated its a habit" !

:P

Syra said...

why do i keep hitting myself with a hammer over and over again? Because it feels so good when I stop!
~Grey's Anatomy

Saira said...

u dont always get hit by a hammer ... their are bigger tools out there .. depends on the size of the hammer and the size of ur head too ... if the hammers bigger or just abt the size of ur head u wudnt even wanna get any close to it ... cos the last time it happened it mashed eveyrthing inside my head ... dont wanna lose what is left of it now .

~Saira Andleeb kiani.

:P:P:P

Syra said...

be positive
"what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger"
:p

Saira said...
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Syra said...

bad experiences can turn you bitter, but you should cleanse yourself,and release the negativity by ibadaat.
let's keep the blog clean and free from abusive language :)

Saira said...

that was a joke :P but still let me delete it

too much of positivity is not what Allah wills ... ignoring the negativity is like being blind ... i think one should be a realist

:)

Syra said...

yeh kya kiya =)
i didn't mind or anything.
i agree to what u said..it had truth in it,( a bitter truth :p) and i agree to your recent comment =)

Ethereal said...

"ignoring the negativity is like being blind ... i think one should be a realist"

Comment of the month.

Saira said...

i wanna post the comment i deleted, again. Its kind of needed here :P :

na na na ...theres a newer version of the proverb:
"what doesn't kill you only makes you a bitch"

:P :P :P

Ethereal said...

bitch /bɪtʃ/
–noun
1. a female dog.
2. a female of canines generally.
3. Slang.
a. a malicious, unpleasant, selfish person, esp. a woman.
b. a lewd woman.
4. Slang.
a. a complaint.
b. anything difficult or unpleasant: The test was a bitch.
c. anything memorable, esp. something exceptionally good: That last big party he threw was a real bitch.
–verb (used without object)
5. Slang. to complain; gripe: They bitched about the service, then about the bill.
–verb (used with object)
6. Slang. to spoil; bungle (sometimes fol. by up): He bitched the job completely. You really bitched up this math problem.[1]

Hmm... very interesting. Next time I hear someone using this word for another person I can assume that there is a possibility that it can be translated into 'genius'.

[1]http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bitch

Saira said...

yes, to be more precise an emotional genious !

there are many meanings/connotation to a word. So for a wider experience try getting out of these formal dictionaries shell.

let me enlighten you with some (rather) more precise meanings of the word "bitch" and introduce you to a dictionary that has all the meanings a word can possibly experience ! :)


4. bitch
A woman that doesn't give a flying f*ck anymore and that can and will be cruel to men.
Im always a bitch to a******* like you and by the way im proud to be a bitch

11. bitch
Another word for feminist.

14. bitch
Was once referred to a female dog, but now is used in this context.

A woman that:

A) ....
B) Won't do (what you in your feeble mind) want her to.
C) You work for, that tells you what to do, and you don't like it.
D) A successful woman.
...
Nancy Green must have been a real BITCH to have gotten that far

18. bitch
Beautiful
Individual
That
Causes
Hard-ons

B-I-T-C-H
Pamela Anderson, Angelina Jolie, the hot girls in some of your high school/college classes, the girl next door.

"Man she's a BITCH, i wish she wasn't so hot"


26. Bitch
(1)A confident, attractive woman that doesn't take anyone's shit.
...
(4)A man who is completely whipped by a woman.
(5)A man who doesn't argue.
...
(7)A woman who tells everything straight up and bluntly.

....
....

[1]http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bitch


:)

Ethereal said...

Thanks for the link. That was... err... informative.