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    The Inventor

    By Sir Fansalot.



    The man that invented cards once handed them to his friend to examine. The downfall he perceived was a figment of his imagination because you see the man he handed them to had a better imagination than he. So he went back to the drawing board and created something even greater. Something he knew would make his new idea work. He strove to outsmart the man who had outsmarted him so he added pips to the cards. And as imaginative as he was his receiver was still more imaginative than he. He had counted in pips while his friend had counted in numbers. So back to the drawing board he went. He decided to color the cards in red and black. The colors could obviously outsmart his friend because his friend counted in pips. But it was not the case. Upon examining the colors his friend came back and showed him the first card magic trick ever invented.

    Moral of the story?
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    Moral of the story?

    That there will always be someone who can improve on your idea and this "one-upping" can finally create something new and interesting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glew View Post
    Moral of the story?

    That there will always be someone who can improve on your idea and this "one-upping" can finally create something new and interesting?
    There isn't always someone that can improve on your idea. But that isn't what the story is about.

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    I would have to say the moral would be.

    Stop trying to outdo the other person and live for yourself. Be happy with what you have created and stop judging yourself against others, Take pride in your work.

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    If I were to take a guess, I would say the moral was that competition is healthy in any art, and it helps the art overall.

    ~ M.B.

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    Here I was thinking the moral was don't trust your friends.
    Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virium View Post
    Here I was thinking the moral was don't trust your friends.

    Take care to look into the story, otherwise all is lost.

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    I was kidding.

    Competition is good as long as it remains friendly.
    Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

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    Everything you create has been imagined.

    Keep your ideas close and unique. If you share your thoughts, they will be built upon and made better...in essence, stolen.

    Theres always someone better

    and my last idea... Theres always something bigger and better.
    Magic Happens! - Steve @ Grand Illusions

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    when I first read the original thread, i saw it as:

    Moral of the story? Don't let anyone touch your cards.

    =P
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    The moral of the story.


    Keep invention to yourself until you know the proper outcome.

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    Moral of the story.

    Stay in school and don't do drugs!
    It is better to aim high and miss by a little than to aim low and succeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonJH5 View Post
    Moral of the story.

    Stay in school and don't do drugs!
    Thanks Anton. I would have never thought of that...


    [Edited] But what is wrong with keeping your own inventions to yourself??? The guy that came up with it in the story ended up not inventing it.
    Last edited by Sir FansAlot; 01-16-2009 at 01:11 AM.

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