Do you keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results?

This is interesting. It's also Albert Einstein's definition of insanity. 

Of course the ideal answer would be no. That's crazy! But I have a sneaking suspicion that somewhere down the line, I've done exactly that. I'd like to say I make an effort not to do the same thing over and over and expect something different, but that almost seems like human nature. To an extent. Try and make a pie and it doesn't work. So you try again, expecting it to work this time. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't. But why stop from attempting it again? Is that insane? Is re-taking the SATs insane? Maybe he should have been more clear.

Or maybe by saying "over AND over again", he's implying it's trying more than twice? Even so, it would probably take me at least 4 times to get a pie right. Would have taken me more than twice to improve my SAT score, since I went down the second time. (Though that's a different result, even if it's not the better result.)

Maybe we're all insane. I wouldn't be shocked.



    Oops! I'm insane too I guess then!

    But like you, I ain't shoked either. ;)

    Nice blog. Keep penning.



    I think Einstein meant doing the same thing over and over again, without making any changes.

    The 2nd and 3rd and 4th time you make a cake, you usually try something different (or at least I do). You make sure you have all of the PERFECT ingredients, you read the recipe 37 times before you start, you have someone help you, etc. I think that makes you not insane.

    Then again, if you refuse to do anything differently when making the cake, and you expect things to miraculously be better, then you might actually be insane. ;)


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