Maxims... lets try again

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Its not how many times you go down that counts, its how many times you get back up.
I never understood the Japanese/karate maxim: "Fall down 7 times, get up 8."

I do get what it means, but in order to get up 8 times, you have to fall 8 times... You have to fall that first time to get up the first time, and so on... the maths don't add up!

Unless it's just emphasising getting up more times than you fall...

(Sorry I don't mean to hijack XD)
 

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I never understood the Japanese/karate maxim: "Fall down 7 times, get up 8."

I do get what it means, but in order to get up 8 times, you have to fall 8 times... You have to fall that first time to get up the first time, and so on... the maths don't add up!

Unless it's just emphasising getting up more times than you fall...

(Sorry I don't mean to hijack XD)

IT WORKS if you start lieing down, so your in bed and someone rushes in and attacks you
 

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did you hear about the chunner who thought all the other WCers were wrong but he was right
 

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I never understood the Japanese/karate maxim: "Fall down 7 times, get up 8."

I do get what it means, but in order to get up 8 times, you have to fall 8 times... You have to fall that first time to get up the first time, and so on... the maths don't add up!

Unless it's just emphasising getting up more times than you fall...

(Sorry I don't mean to hijack XD)
I guess you got up first, before you fell for the first time. In that way the math does add up.

It does say something about the maxim, when we have to step back and re-work the math to see if it makes sense. :)
 

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Getting from a known point to another known point is called navigation.
Getting from an unknown point to another unknown point is called "being lost".

There's always one more son of a beach than you counted on.
 

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Yup. And he likes to spend his time on a forum about an art he apparently doesn't like or agree with so he can tell us all how bad WC sucks. :rolleyes:
i dont think it sucks, i think it blows
how about this one

if your going to drag your back foot wear a roller skate
 
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