Phantastice fortune cookie

July 27, 2009
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“He can who thinks he can, And he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an indisputable law”

I believe that this is saying if you believe and say to yourself that you can achieve a goal then you will be able to. But on the contrary if you continually down yourself and say I can’t and con yourself into believing that than you will not be able to achieve that. This indisputable law goes back to the mind vs. matter argument. Does mind really conquer matter? Or does matter control mind? If I fall and get hurt and say to myself I’m not hurt, would I not feel anything or would the sensation of pain overfill my body. If I say to myself I will get an A+ on this test will I or would the not knowing the material come into effect. Is self confidence really the answer to success?? If I say I can then ill be able to but if I say I can’t I really can’t. Is it a little confidence or the amount of Knowledge??

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Zero_Kiryu This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 9, 2009 at 8:34 pm
I like this, but I think it belongs more in the opinion section than the poetry section. It's not really a poem. But good job.
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