If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.
We’ve all heard this refrain, and for a good reason: Success is the result of dedication, hard work, perseverance, and even dumb luck.
Speaking of which: Have you ever had a bad idea? Like a really bad idea that you were still tempted to try? How about an idea that was crazy enough you knew it just might work?
While many inventions and technological advances around us are the result of testing and precision, a lot of the million- or billion-dollar ideas are just the result of people who took a chance on a dream… or maybe even a bad idea. In fact, some ideas take off specifically because they are bad, and because some people are bad, too.
People were asked to think of what bad ideas ended up being successful purely because of the bad intentions of others.
In Too Deep
Cults. I joined Asiaworks a while back and in one weekend my entire vocabulary changed, I felt confident and I thought I was finally going to change my life. On monday I googled “asiaworks” and found a lot of blogs complaining about how their friends who joined started trying to recruit friends and family members and behaved very differently. I got my ass out of there as fast as I could. (mrpokealot)
Sounds successful to me…
Salem Witch Trials. No witches are alive as far as we know… (pamcakeslovesyou)
The great thing is that now Salem, Massachusetts has become a haven for modern-day Wiccans/neopagans, who are arguably “real” witches. I’m from that whole area (moving back soon), and I love the delicious irony here. One of the most intolerant towns in early American history is now the exact opposite.
Well, at least they learned from their history. Most of the time people keep on repeating the same old mistakes. History is a surprisingly depressing hobby. (Space_cat1776)
But it’s so entertaining…
Pretty much every show that’s aired on TLC for the last 15 years. (mistypee)
TLC used to mean “The Learning Channel.” Now it means “Terrible Life Choices.” (dysteleological)