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?

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Yes 18 vote(s) 43.9%
Sometimes 17 vote(s) 41.5%
No 6 vote(s) 14.6%
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  1. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Poll suggestion by Kyptastic
  2. Darth Mischievous Force Ghost

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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 Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    It depends on what it is.
  5. Eleventh_Guard Force Ghost

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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 Administrator Emeritus

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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 Ex-Mod

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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 Force Ghost

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  9. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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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 Force Ghost

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    Sure.

    Too much water can kill you so....

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

    Yah! :p
  11. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    Sometimes yes, and sometimes no.
  12. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Sometimes, depending on what is it.
  13. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    sometimes. depending on what it is
  15. _princess_leia_ Jedi Grand Master

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  16. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

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  17. EMPEROR_WINDU Force Ghost

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

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  19. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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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 Force Ghost

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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 NSWFF Manager

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  23. darth-blaze Jedi Master

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  24. Darthsuperbatpooh Jedi Grand Master

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  25. emilsson Chosen One

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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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