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A lesson I've yet to learn.

The sum of a man's value, what a man is remembered and noticed for, is not in his successes, but in his failures.
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Added: 7 years, 7 months ago
7 years, 7 months ago
hmm FIRST YAY...i think successes are remembered more than failures.  We remember Alexander the great cuz well (see last part of name) from 2300 yrs ago.  Napoleon, Hitler, etc

You never see people claiming to be reincarnations of joe schmoe the loser from burbank
7 years, 7 months ago
Well, it's said that history is written by the winners, so it seems like it would be the other way around.
7 years, 7 months ago
Cheese Ball?
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7 years, 7 months ago
i think it depends on a few factors, but generally this is agreeable. however, the time frame is important. if you are remembered for something good, you will be remembered for longer than something bad. i believe theres a bit of a relative slope to this theory, one side being good deeds, the significance of those deeds, and how long they are remembered or known for it, versus the other side, being the failure, the significance of it, and how long they are remembered for it. each end has extremes that can be noted through important names and events in history. at the end of an argument i'd see it probably see it either breaking even, or leaning towards whichever side of the argument has a vagina.

7 years, 7 months ago
Hence, the Never Live It Down trope for TVTropes.
7 years, 7 months ago
There will always be a lesson out there... its the ways we go around learning them that really matters.
7 years, 7 months ago
I think people are remembered for their relationships and how they treat others.  A good friend who doesn't get ahead in life is still a great person.  A mean spirited jerk who steps over others to get ahead is still a bad person.  The first will be remembered fondly, the second won't be missed.
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