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[Dec. 26th, 2012|03:25 pm]
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Barring an outright physical limitation, can you do anything that you set your mind to?

By "outright physical limitation," I mean something like trying to be a basketball player when you have no arms or something crazy like that.

[User Picture]From: just_3_euros
2012-12-26 11:28 pm (UTC)


I'm sure I could but I have no proof of previous successful attempts.
[User Picture]From: mmmrorschach
2012-12-26 11:37 pm (UTC)


Absolutely not. For example, there are 450 available NBA roster positions. There are thousands of people who would like play in the NBA. It is impossible for all of them to achieve this goal. The same can be said for almost any other competitive profession. You cannot do anything you set your mind to. There are people who are better than you at almost everything. Of course there are goals that don't put you in direct competitions with other people. Artistic endeavors or "climbing a mountain" can be accomplished by almost anyone given enough ambition, time, or planning. But for anyone who wants to be a politician or an astronaut or famous musician, it might be personally impossible due to a lack of ability.

[User Picture]From: sicher
2012-12-26 11:56 pm (UTC)


From: 234_am
2012-12-27 12:07 am (UTC)


Many times I have given things a valiant effort but Life kicks me in the nuts. I did quit doing drugs and drinking, though, so I still feel pretty proud (even though now it's back to square one...).
From: malappy
2012-12-27 12:29 am (UTC)