this is bullshit… if i’m doing everything right for 99.99999% of my life, then i kill someone, it still fucking matters.
I think everything can be taken out of context. But I also like to argue, so let’s argue. :3
If a serial killer spends 1 year killing people. Goes to jail for many years. Comes out a changed man. Begins doing good in his community, helps save lives, invents a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Should that 20% of his past mistakes or less-than-perfect choices solely characterize who he is an a man? Should you continue to judge him as a KILLER because of those 20% of mistakes when 80% of the rest of his life afterward he became a good man? Of course not. That would be silly. He is not a KILLER. He is a man who KILLED. He is also a man who discovered the cure to Alzheimer’s disease and helped save millions of lives. No one’s saying the fact that he killed doesn’t matter. But when you take into consideration the entire picture of one’s life, those mistakes or bad choices every human makes really aren’t that important at the end of the road.
Point is: Your mistakes are not a definitive representation of who you are an individual.
Point regarding context: Leading an 80/20 lifestyle for weight loss and fitness is not going to derail you from your goals. On the other hand, it’s very easy for 80/20 to turn into 60/40… 50/50… etc.
I agree =] If hitler was an amazing man for 80% of his life, and then led one of the largest genocides in history, he was a man who killed, but he still saved Germany and was an artist and music/car enthusiast and we should assume he was a good person =]
Well first of all, I think it’s pretty troubling that you think the Holocaust is only considered 20%. I’m further led to believe that you don’t know much about Hitler’s life. Especially if you think that the Holocaust is Hitler’s only transgression.
Again, repeating what I mentioned in my previous reply: It’s very easy for 80/20 to turn into 60/40… etc. And Hitler was definitely more along the lines of 40/60.
But hey… here’s a sticker for your effort :)
Tying it back into the original context of the image (hello weight loss blog), people think they’re doing really well even on the 80/20 principle. But the truth of the matter is that they’re not being conscious of all the details. They pat themselves on the back for going an extra 10min on the treadmill, but then treat themselves to a 600 calories muffin. Sorry sweetie, that’s not 80/20. That’s more like 40/60.
the holocaust was only about 20% of hitlers life. he did many great things. I’m jewish, i hate the guy, i was saying that if 80/20 is ok, he should be ok, but he obviously isn’t. you missed the point. thanks for playing though.
I never denied the beneficial things the man did. But I also mentioned The Holocaust isn’t the man’s only transgressions. Way to read past the first sentence… or take into consideration any of my points. You might want to take a moment and reread.
Not to mention I think it’s really fucked up that you proportion The Holocaust, one of the biggest human genocides, as “20%”. That’s like allowing yourself 1 cheat day out of the week, but instead of eating reasonably to stuff yourself with 15,000 calories that single day. THAT IS NOT 80/20. And that’s exactly my main point, along with the others that I’ve repeated in my previous reply. I’m done repeating myself. I understand the point you’re trying to make. But you chose a horrible example which does not fit the criteria of this principle and therefor you are not able to effectively argue your stance.
Take a break. Clear your head. And try again, son.