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Upbeat
05-02-2008, 01:46 AM
Dr. Robert Schuller asked his congregation this challenging question during one of his Sunday church services.
I can only imagine that everyone listening had a different answer.

III
05-02-2008, 01:58 AM
Play the lottery?

AOC
05-02-2008, 02:00 AM
Mass sending queries to agents...wooot!

melaniehoo
05-02-2008, 02:05 AM
One of my former coworkers had a metal paperweight with that phrase etched on one side. I played with it when I needed inspiration.

Smiling Ted
05-02-2008, 02:48 AM
"What"? Or "Who"?

DWSTXS
05-02-2008, 02:49 AM
flying?

Esopha
05-02-2008, 02:50 AM
flying?

Same here.

JoeEkaitis
05-02-2008, 03:20 AM
Be a contestant on Iron Chef America. Take on Michael Symon. Dueling pressure cookers at ten paces.

SpookyWriter
05-02-2008, 03:29 AM
Wear this to a job interview.

http://www.alicia-logic.com/capsimages/rhps_032SweetT.jpg

billythrilly7th
05-02-2008, 05:02 AM
Find and kill Bin Laden.

And that flying thing too.

And play for the Yankees.

William Haskins
05-02-2008, 05:04 AM
beat up god.

SpookyWriter
05-02-2008, 05:05 AM
beat up god.Bully. Pick on someone your own size.

maestrowork
05-02-2008, 05:06 AM
Marriage.

Susie
05-02-2008, 05:30 AM
Bungee jumping

jennontheisland
05-02-2008, 05:38 AM
breathing under water

mscelina
05-02-2008, 05:43 AM
Run for President...

...as an Independent.

mscelina
05-02-2008, 05:44 AM
Marriage.




:ROFL:



I'm sorry; that probably wasn't meant to be funny but...


:roll:


I used to feel much the same way.

robeiae
05-02-2008, 05:49 AM
Pee standing up.

Cranky
05-02-2008, 05:49 AM
Finish a novel.

ACEnders
05-02-2008, 05:51 AM
Mass sending queries to agents...wooot!


Yup. Me too.

benbradley
05-02-2008, 06:20 AM
I dunno, I always though of jcomp's tagline as being a bit inspirational along a similar line:
"What would you do if you weren't afraid?"

And for mass queries, if you knew you could not fail, wouldn't you only need to do ONE query? Just query the most high-powered agent.

Sarita
05-02-2008, 06:27 AM
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"Um. Everything?

Plot Device
05-02-2008, 06:31 AM
Eliminate all forms of addiction from the face of humanity.

(That includes addiction to alcohol, tobacco, gambling, and prescriptions.)

Williebee
05-02-2008, 06:34 AM
I'm with the flying crew. We could buzz over, Off Bin Laden, buzz back, then grab us up some white robes and angels wings, and go see Robert Tilton, Pat Robertson, Benny Hinn, et. al. and tell them that God sez hush.

Oh, man, now Sara and PlotDevice make me feel like a shallow piker.

Cthulhu
05-02-2008, 06:35 AM
Base jump. Over and over again.

zahra
05-02-2008, 06:58 AM
Um. Everything?
Gosh, yeah.

From querying to curing diseases to going after the man of my dreams (if I ever find such a creature) to learning Chinese to going for the best actors' agent there is and auditioning for the best parts to getting a law degree...Oh, ny head just exploded.

StephanieFox
05-02-2008, 07:49 AM
Fly off a skyscraper! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Lyra Jean
05-02-2008, 08:36 AM
I would probably do nothing. If I know I can't fail where is the challenge. I would write to support myself financially and hire a maid (live in) so I don't have to clean and live the good life. Call me selfish.

SpookyWriter
05-02-2008, 08:40 AM
I would probably do nothing. If I know I can't fail where is the challenge. I would write to support myself financially and hire a maid (live in) so I don't have to clean and live the good life. Call me selfish.Now that's probably the most realistic expectation of unsuccess and one opinion I can admire. Well said.

NeuroFizz
05-02-2008, 04:11 PM
Dr. Robert Schuller asked his congregation this challenging question during one of his Sunday church services.
I can only imagine that everyone listening had a different answer.

Interesting that this was considered a challenging question since the question was what one would do if all challenge was removed from life. Ironic.


I would probably do nothing. If I know I can't fail where is the challenge.
I guess rehab eventually grounds it all for those without challenges...

Gehanna
05-02-2008, 04:21 PM
Marriage.

I don't think you would fail Maestrowork. Seems to me that you have what it takes to see things through the good times and the bad.

Sincerely,
Gehanna

Jo
05-02-2008, 04:22 PM
Travel the universe and beyond.

Tink
05-02-2008, 05:50 PM
Fly...

Jcomp
05-02-2008, 05:51 PM
Become a CIA assassin...

or play point guard for the Lakers...

or play quarterback for the Cowboys...

OR, do all 3. Awwww yeahhh....

JimmyB27
05-02-2008, 06:16 PM
I'm going to give the smart arse answer - like the one where you wish for an infinite number of wishes when given 3.
I would attempt to build a device that would allow me to do anything I wanted. :D

Haggis
05-02-2008, 06:21 PM
Halle Berry.

EriRae
05-02-2008, 06:34 PM
Create my own planet. Move there. Ditch you earthlings. Invent an artificial incubator so I can populate my planet without carrying the children. Populate the planet with curly-haired geniuses. Educate and entertain the curly-haired geniuses with my brilliant literature and non-fiction. Bring Freddie Mercury back from the dead, healthy, to rule the planet (hey, why not? I can't fail).

Upbeat
05-02-2008, 06:47 PM
Travel the universe and beyond.

Before you start that trip, how about zapping that fly on my computer screen!
I was SURE I could make it go away by just thinking I could not fail!

robeiae
05-02-2008, 06:52 PM
Halle Berry.
Not too concerned about the damage our choices might do to others, are we?

maestrowork
05-02-2008, 06:56 PM
Halle Berry.

Yeah, I can so see this:

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/customavatars/avatar4725_109.gifhttp://www.britfilms.tv/images/news/Halle%20Berry%20pose.jpg

oswann
05-02-2008, 06:57 PM
Convince my wife I'm right.

Os.

robeiae
05-02-2008, 06:59 PM
Yeah, I can so see this:

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/customavatars/avatar4725_109.gifhttp://www.britfilms.tv/images/news/Halle%20Berry%20pose.jpg
He could probably hump her big toe. Maybe.

Haggis
05-02-2008, 06:59 PM
Convince my wife I'm right.

Os.

I've got a better chance of getting Halle Berry.

NeuroFizz
05-02-2008, 07:00 PM
Yeah, I can so see this:

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/customavatars/avatar4725_109.gifhttp://www.britfilms.tv/images/news/Halle%20Berry%20pose.jpg
Funny. Mrs. Fizzy looks this good to me. Maybe it's my aging eyesight. Or, maybe it's something else...

EriRae
05-02-2008, 07:00 PM
Yeah, I can so see this:

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/customavatars/avatar4725_109.gifhttp://www.britfilms.tv/images/news/Halle%20Berry%20pose.jpg

Hmm...gives totally different meaning to "puppies"

oswann
05-02-2008, 07:00 PM
I've got a better chance of getting Halle Berry.

Ain't that the truth.

Os.

JimmyB27
05-02-2008, 08:13 PM
Funny. Mrs. Fizzy looks this good to me. Maybe it's my aging eyesight. Or, maybe it's something else...
As good as which one?

Fingers
05-02-2008, 09:09 PM
Id have to say I wouldnt do anything. Whats the use? If there isnt a chance of failure then whats the challenge? I dont want to do anything that I know I would never fail at. That would be so far beyond boring Id rather be dead.

Either that or to win an argument with William Haskins.


yer pal Brian

slcboston
05-02-2008, 09:23 PM
I rather think the whole point of most challenges is that you proceed on the idea that you aren't going to fail. No one goes to Everest with the intent to "almost" make it to the top. As others have mentioned, there is a fair amount of uncertainty in that - but I don't think taking that away from one aspect would automatically reduce the appeal.

Case in point: I'd scale Everest. Now, all I've been guaranteed is that I'm going to get to the top. I still have to figure out *how* and don't anticipate it will be easy. Much like the proverbial deal with the devil, I also don't read into that any guarantee I'll get down safely, either.

Not to drag religion into this, but look at Moses. He was promised he'd get to *see* the promised land (which, considering the source amounts to a guarantee), and he did, but there were certainly a fair amount of challenges along the way.

So are you in it for the destination, or the journey itself?

slcboston
05-02-2008, 09:23 PM
On a side note: I'd STILL like to take Halle Berry with me. :D

NeuroFizz
05-02-2008, 09:31 PM
As good as which one?
What? There's a dog photo in that post?

Upbeat
05-08-2008, 06:05 AM
Schuller's question suggested to me, something far-out, ridiculous, or presumed impossible to do if you knew you could not fail. While I doubt that was his intent,
it triggered my 'out of the box' thinking, and obviously on AW, too.
I'd like to air travel the world, stopping off to get acqainted with folks from various cultures - to know how they live - what's makes them laugh, or not - what they value.