everything is possible (not really)

I laughed when I saw this one. Sure. It’s kind of creepy but it makes the point. Some things just aren’t possible. And hard work, or diligently trying to look like you are working hard, sometimes just isn’t enough.

Because honestly you can work your ass off towards something and it still isn’t possible.

The reality is that some things are truly impossible for some people (because if you don’t have the talent for something you just don’t have the talent).

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I am not opposed to hard work.

And I do believe hard work:

(1) can improve upon existing abilities

(2) can overcome some deficiencies in actual talent.

And I guess it’s good to encourage kids to believe anything is possible if they work hard enough.

But. I don’t know.

Look.

I do know Walt Disney said “It’s fun to do the impossible.” But he wasn’t talking about becoming an Olympic Greco roman wrestler. He was talking about something he was talented in doing and using that talent to show people new boundaries to what could be done.

Anyway. Regardless.

Do I believe children should have a limitless imagination? Sure.

Do I believe they should think anything is possible? Sure.

Did I laugh at this illustration because it was so simple in pointing out the truth behind what is possible versus impossible? Sure.

Working hard is a good thing. And a good lesson. And I just hope we remember that thinking before jumping out a window … may remind us that hard work won’t teach us to actually fly (or defy gravity without a parachute).

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Written by Bruce