Nearly everyone has heard the famous quote “If you’re not cheating you’re not trying.” Some people agree with it, some don’t. Obviously it is possible to try without cheating. I think this quote means to say “If you’re not cheating you’re not doing everything to succeed.” Now THAT would sort of make sense because doing everything, trying to win at all costs would include cheating. Merely trying doesn’t need to include cheating at all. Trying your best doesn’t even need to include cheating. But doing everything it takes does involve cheating because cheating is a part of “everything.” So this saying is not exactly worded properly. Even what it tries to say is wrong because what about cheating on your wife? In that case if you ARE cheating then you’re not trying. That’s an example of when the complete opposite of this saying is true. When the complete opposite of a saying is true then that usually means the saying is bullshit.
|It's crazy how many casinos will break your hand with a hammer for "trying."|