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Anvilicious: highly pleasing to the senses, especially to a blacksmith. Glenn (c)

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“You’re going to make a lot of mistakes. Learning nothing from those mistakes is the mistake.” — Daniel Negreanu, six-time World Series of Poker Champion

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George Orwell could have been an IFI member: "So long as I remain alive and well, I shall continue [...] to take a pleasure in solid objects and scraps of useless information."

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Could've already been posted, it's a pretty popular saying but no idea who first made the quote:

"Knifemakers don't make mistakes. They only make smaller knives."

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In response to my posting a Facebook photo of my latest hammer, a non-smithing friend asked, “What exactly are you making all these hammers for?” 

To which I replied, ”To have more hammers. Duh.”

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Twenty years ago I started looking hard for answers on fuel-air heating; I'm still looking hard; mostly what I've learned is how to learn...Mikey98118, 

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Failure of plan A will directly affect your ability to carry out plan B. Lenny Quites
 

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1) I actually read this entire thread, not a task I usually would have the patience for. So, In honor of Frosty, "Read before you go posting and asking questions!"

2) "There are no mistakes. There are always Second Chances - in Metal and in Men." -Larry from Alabama

Not sure who "Larry" is. Just something I glanced over on the internet the other day.

Glenn II

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My dad has a similar saying with a follow up.

"If you never make mistakes you're not working hard enough.  If you make too many mistakes we can't afford to keep you around."

 

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3 hours ago, Irondragon Forge & Clay said:

A good reputation takes a lifetime to build, but only a moment to destroy. ~ Glenn II

Quoted so often that it seems to be true, yet it is not. 

However it is more interesting to consider why  this quote repeated at nauseam appears to be true. 

Without getting too technical, the way we perceive others has more to do with what we want to perceive, than what the others really are. 

In other words, we build up other people's reputation with naivety and tear it down with schadenfreude. 

Studies show that stakeholders support the fallen and outsiders rejoice in his misdeeds. There is much more to talk about reputation building and destroying, but that popular say is clearly false or at least misleading. :)

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A "lifetime reputation" ruined by one misdeed and on social media of all places?

Then it was a meaningless cardboard cutout of very little value. Hot air, nothing else.

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Our reputation represents the way others look at us and as such is at once critically important and utterly trivial.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/happiness-in-world/201004/the-value-good-reputation

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English is a language that lurks in dark alleys, mugs other languages and rifles through their pockets for spare vocabulary. HojPoj and -- James D. Nicoll

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I have gotten to the age where I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter. And what I came here after. JHCC

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