View Poll Results: Do you beat dead horses

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Thread: The definition of insanity

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    The definition of insanity

    If you have nothing new to add to a discussion or debate, do you just keep repeating yourself?

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    Re: The definition of insanity

    Yeah, sometimes. But that's not insanity....this is.

    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: The definition of insanity

    the same point being repeated over and over would indicate that people keep attempting
    to post the same topic over and over again in hopes of a different result.
    “The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.”
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    Re: The definition of insanity

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    the same point being repeated over and over would indicate that people keep attempting
    to post the same topic over and over again in hopes of a different result.
    I am speaking of within a thread. The Palin threads spring to mind. If they didn't hear you the first time, saying the same damn thing will garner the same damn results.

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    Re: The definition of insanity

    I only repeat myself when people keep misrepresenting my original argument.

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    Re: The definition of insanity

    If they keep doing it, then why do you think repeating yourself will make a difference?

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    Re: The definition of insanity

    Wilful repetition with the hope of a different result even though you keep getting the same result is actually the original definition of stupidity, not insanity.

    It could be categorized as insane if the person cannot control themselves.

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    Re: The definition of insanity

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    If they keep doing it, then why do you think repeating yourself will make a difference?
    Because sometimes it does.

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    Re: The definition of insanity

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Wilful repetition with the hope of a different result even though you keep getting the same result is actually the original definition of stupidity, not insanity.

    It could be categorized as insane if the person cannot control themselves.
    I've never heard that. "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." -- Albert Einstein

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