Friday, 25 September 2009

On mistakes

Today's so-called 'avant-garde' crowd over-rates making mistakes. The precise load of horse-manure that captures this kind of thinking is spewed by Alyson Hannigan as Lily in How I Met Your Mother:
OK, yes it's a mistake. I know it's a mistake, but there are certain things in life where you know it's a mistake but you don't really know it's a mistake because the only way to really know it's a mistake is to make the mistake and look back and say 'yep, that was a mistake.' So really, the bigger mistake would be to not make the mistake, because then you'd go your whole life not knowing if something is a mistake or not. And dammit, I've made no mistakes! I've done all of this; my life, my relationship, my career, mistake-free. Does any of this make sense to you?
What a steaming load of tripe. Some things are just wrong, religious or philosophical eloquence notwithstanding.

2 comments:

Ninja a.k.a. Talli said...

duh! u r late.
btw u missed the best line, that is given in response to the above stmt in HIMYM! :P

shrik said...

Late? In watching the episode? No no, just remembered it recently, heh..

Btw, I know the response, but it doesn't fit in with the sense of the post, so left it out :P