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"Impossible is nothing"

"Impossible is nothing" Should young people live their lives according to this saying?

Agree (and why?)

Side Score: 2

Disagree (and why?)

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I think young people should live their lives according to nothing less! Be whatever you can be and set it up that way through education and well laid plans. Surely, if you don't, then nothing is possible without planning and thinking about who you wish to be and where you wish to go in life. If you set it up that you don't go to college then how will the wish to be a doctor or lawyer come to fruition?

Side: Agree (and why?)

" It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is in the arena: whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood. Who strives valiantly; who errors and comes up short again and again. Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause. Who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails. At least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls. Who know neither victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt.

I place this quote here, because if you never try then you can never succeed.

Side: Agree (and why?)
1 point

Ha @ "impossible is nothing"

I can only imagine drugged people actually saying that confidantly.

Side: Disagree (and why?)
1 point

No. People should not be delusional about what is possible and what is impossible. A very great number of things are impossible.

However, people should still be ambitious, very ambitious at that. But regarding absolutely -anything- as possible (or desirable) is not a good idea.

Side: Disagree (and why?)
1 point

It is impossible to make an H-Bomb without hydrogen ; )

The minimum length for an argument is 50 characters. The purpose of this restriction is to cut down on the amount of dumb jokes, so we can keep the quality of debate and discourse as high as possible.

Side: Disagree (and why?)
1 point

It is impossible to jump from the Earth to the disagree. Their are a variety of things that are impossible. However some things that seem impossible just need more time to be worked out. Take for example Terraforming other planets. It seems impossible now due to technology limits, but in the future it might be a very real possibility.

Side: Disagree (and why?)
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The saying is great. It's inspirational, it's moving, it's everything a good saying ought to be.

But it's untrue. Impossible means by definition that it is NOT possible. There is no way it can happen. Ever. Such as me growing gills and living underwater. That's impossible. Whereas becoming a millionaire is implausible. It could happen, but it's highly unlikely.

Nonetheless, I like the saying and it's a good one to remember when faced with tasks that seem impossible at the time. I'm just being semantical for the hell of it.

Side: Disagree (and why?)