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Can you ever have too much of a good thing?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by TheBoogieMan, Sep 27, 2006.

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Can you ever have too much of a good thing?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Yes

    43.9%
  2. Sometimes

    41.5%
  3. No

    14.6%
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  1. TheBoogieMan

    TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Poll suggestion by Kyptastic
     
  2. Darth Mischievous

    Darth Mischievous Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Generally, too much of anything gets either to be boring, tiresome, or is usually taken for granted. A balance of having good things and having a break from things is generally a good idea.

    Of course, I'm not referring to the necessities of life (like money to pay the bills, etc.)...
     
  3. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's not the great things get boring; I think I could listen to Bob Dylan every day for the rest of my life and not get tired of him.

    But when do you get the other good things? When, for instance, if you're listening to Bob Dylan all day every day, do you listen to the Beatles?

    I look at it like this; you can have to much of a good thing for the simple reason that while you're focusing on that good thing, you're letting some other good thing slide and not getting any of it at all.

    Balance. That one word is the meaning of life. I'm serious. Balance.
     
  4. LilyHobbitJedi

    LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    It depends on what it is.
     
  5. Eleventh_Guard

    Eleventh_Guard Jedi Master star 5

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    I agree. You can never have too much health, too much money, or too much happiness. But there are some things you CAN have/do too much of.
     
  6. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Being a Libra, I'm all about balance.

    A radio station that switched to a Classic Rock format started their first day by playing "Staiway To Heaven" for 24 hours straight as a gimmick. That's too much of a good (great) thing.
     
  7. Grand_Admiral_Grant

    Grand_Admiral_Grant Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It really depends, I love a beer sometimes, but wouldnt want to drink too much of it for example ;)
     
  8. DarthBabe

    DarthBabe Jedi Master star 7

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  9. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Logic had me vote yes, but I don't think I've yet to have too much of a good thing.
     
  10. JediVegeta

    JediVegeta Jedi Master star 4

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    Sure.

    Too much water can kill you so....

    Um, where was I going with this...oh

    Yah! :p
     
  11. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Sometimes yes, and sometimes no.
     
  12. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Sometimes, depending on what is it.
     
  13. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm with the "sometimes" crowd. Determining what the topic was would tell how much "too much" was IMHO.
     
  14. jedikitty19

    jedikitty19 Jedi Knight star 6

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    sometimes. depending on what it is
     
  15. _princess_leia_

    _princess_leia_ Jedi Master star 6

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  16. Rouge77

    Rouge77 Jedi Knight star 5

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  17. EMPEROR_WINDU

    EMPEROR_WINDU Jedi Master star 5

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    Too much of anything lessens the value of the good thing. So yes.
     
  18. Jedi_Master_Conor

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  19. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    Yes

    I was leaning towards the sometimes crowd, but then I realised the question. Can you? Why yes, yes you can. You can have too much of a bad thing, too.
     
  20. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    No.

    Good + good cannot = bad

    For there to be "too much of a good thing," there has to be something inherently bad to that "good" thing.
     
  21. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    But does that not mean you are thinking of a "perfect" thing rather than simply a "good" thing? Good things can easily have bad inside of them.
     
  22. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes, sometimes.
     
  23. darth-blaze

    darth-blaze Jedi Padawan star 4

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    hail to the no....
     
  24. Darthsuperbatpooh

    Darthsuperbatpooh Jedi Knight star 5

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  25. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I guess I'm a lover of balance. Most things would get boring if you have too much of them (excluding necessities).
     
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