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What is failure STUPIDITY IN A TOMATO SAUCE

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Submitted by firozali A. Mulla (Tanzania), Jul 20, 2009 at 22:15

Failure is when you go to the cricket ground and forget the bat; it is when you go to the swimming pool for a dip in winter. It is not doing your homework well and get the cane from the teacher. It is when you eat, put your hand in the wallet to find you are short of few coins and end up washing dishes of few customers. It is sad and bad. It is embarrassing and goes a lot in the history.

Ask Hitler he will tell you. Ask Maggie and Tony Blaire, Bush and Colin Powel (who now says we never wanted to go there), ask Dr. Bernanke who is going out as the pressure mounts. It is not hereditary. You acquire this stupidly from the hearsay.

equanimity

MEANING:

noun: Evenness of temper in all circumstances.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin aequanimitas, from aequus (equal, even) + animus (mind, spirit).

USAGE:

"Even as a young netball star, Tharjini had no inflated opinion about herself nor did she ever take offence at the numerous teasing remarks or stares that her height drew. She met both celebrity status and silly remarks with equanimity."
Thulasi Muttulingam; A Player With Many Highs in Her Life; The Sunday Times (Colombo, Sri Lanka); Jul 12, 2009.

I thank you

Firozali A. Mulla

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