Conflicting Advice

Pop psychology offers two conflicting pieces of advice:

  1. Never give up.
  2. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

Imagine a bee trapped in a bottle. It tries over and over to fly out through the bottom. It never gives up. It needs to turn 180° to escape. When you try over and over, you must try something at least a little different each time. Doing the exact same thing over and over is bound to fail.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)