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How many times do you make a fool of yourself everyday?
0 times918.37%
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20-5024.08%
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A "fool" is someone who doesn't learn from his mistakes. Making mistakes is not being a fool.

Thinking in terms of "making a fool of yourself" fails to consider that life is about learning, not about doing things right the first time.
 

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Sojourner said:
A "fool" is someone who doesn't learn from his mistakes. Making mistakes is not being a fool.

Thinking in terms of "making a fool of yourself" fails to consider that life is about learning, not about doing things right the first time.
Normally when people say, "Make a fool out of yourself," that's not what they mean. Don't pick things apart too much.
 

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Probably a good 20 times a day. It depends what I'm doing. At work has to be the worst occassion. I managed to take the knife-rack off the wall the other day.
 

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Normally when people say, "Make a fool out of yourself," that's not what they mean.
What people use that phrase "normally"? And what do they mean by it?

Don't pick things apart too much.
Would you like me to tell you what to do? If not, why are you telling me what to do?
 

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Sojo you make me LOL :lol: :D .

Reticent I like this poll, I was thinking of posting something like this myself but I'm not sure how to post a poll. "Don't wan't to make a fool of myself" :) .

I have at least 1-5 foolish moments each day for sure. And I would consider them in tearms of not learning from my mistakes as well.
When I make a new mistake, I usually don't let it bother me to much.
But I still try to avoid the new mistakes as much as the old ones.
 

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Sojourner's at least up to the "1-5" category for today. If only for not recognizing the difference between being a fool and making a fool of yourself.
 

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The meaning of the term "making a fool of" connotes someone trying to be something he is not. At least that is what it meant when I was a kid. I don't use the term today and I don't hear it used.
 

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Where I come from it means to make yourself look like an idiot, i.e. act stupid, do something stupid or look silly in front of others.
 

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Monkeydust said:
Where I come from it means to make yourself look like an idiot, i.e. act stupid, do something stupid or look silly in front of others.
Same here. Some people here like to use that phrase and that's always what it means.

Sojourner said:
Would you like me to tell you what to do? If not, why are you telling me what to do?
Well, if you pick some things apart, they lose their meaning.
 

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Where I come from the term makeing a fool of yourself usally means doing something like wetting yourself in public or crashing into a parked car. I made a fool of myself yesterday when I stabed myself in the hand on accident, my nephew even made a remark that I was stupid for doing it.

I find it interesting that one of the definitions for fool is someone with a marked propensity or fondness for something. For instance, I am a fool for not makeing a fool of myself :) .

I am a fool for this thread reticent :) .

Sojo I hope you are not a fool for politicians, I think most of them are rather foolish myself :) .
 

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I don't like anything Freud ever said about consciousness, but Lucan is a little more interesting.
Thanks for posting that Sojourner.
 
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