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In Response to Success and Failure

Dear Source:
All my life I've seen, heard or read complaints about this or that without someone coming up with a new solution, a new vision or a new idea, but "Nothing beats a failure but a try," and so far Governor De Jongh is at least trying to do a lot more than a lot have done. What have you or anyone else has done to help improve the economy, the island or its people? "Nature gave men two ends–one to sit on, and one to think with…Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most." Which one are you using and which one is the governor using? Again, someone is doing something that seems be helping and not harming the community… He might fail and he may not succeed but people like you Mr. Parrott and countless others just sit back, finger point and ready for failure just to say I told you so, but "Know one knows the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone"! So instead of waiting for things to happen or blow up in our face, help the islands in its continual success, in essence, "Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be a failure."
That's all I got to say on this matter.

Denise Peters
Conyers, Georgia

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.

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Dear Source:
All my life I've seen, heard or read complaints about this or that without someone coming up with a new solution, a new vision or a new idea, but "Nothing beats a failure but a try," and so far Governor De Jongh is at least trying to do a lot more than a lot have done. What have you or anyone else has done to help improve the economy, the island or its people? "Nature gave men two ends--one to sit on, and one to think with…Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most." Which one are you using and which one is the governor using? Again, someone is doing something that seems be helping and not harming the community… He might fail and he may not succeed but people like you Mr. Parrott and countless others just sit back, finger point and ready for failure just to say I told you so, but "Know one knows the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone"! So instead of waiting for things to happen or blow up in our face, help the islands in its continual success, in essence, "Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be a failure."
That's all I got to say on this matter.

Denise Peters
Conyers, Georgia

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.