Third Times the Charm

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by cpkousky, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Whistle Pig

    Whistle Pig Banned

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    On the money, usnabgo08. This isn't semantics. It is correcting a misstatement that suggested and stated that 25% of each USNA class were reapplicants. As you have correctly pointed out through deductive reasoning and basic arithmetic, in the Class of 2015, and more generally, no more than 7% of a class are among those to be recognized as the diligent OP.

    This isn't about WHO's right ... or off-target. It's about WHAT is correct and accurate information. You nailed THE mega point of the forum, usnabgo08.:thumb:

    Now, standing corrected and accurate as can be, this can be put on the forum shelf, imo.:rolleyes:
     
  2. Vista123

    Vista123 5-Year Member

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    How clever!
     
  3. subvet

    subvet 5-Year Member

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    You guys need a hobby! :)
     
  4. esu8

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    perspective

    Subvet , I am sorry I am also bored this morning.

    Disclaimer: I am in no way as intelligent as most of you and i dare not challenge you on the facts, but with that being said, I would like to share my perspective.

    The original poster "cpkousky" was sharing his/her personal journey towards acceptance and offering some encouraging words "But To Any Of You Who Don't Get In The First Time Don't Give Up" Again I am not an intelligent man, but from my perspective this was posted for the purpose of encouragement.

    Then "1964BGO" follows up with "Congratulations" I'll skip some words to "More than 25% Have Tried More Than Once. Persistence Is A Virtue". Again I am not an intelligent man, but from my perspective this was posted for the purpose of encouragement.

    I am going to make a far leap and believe when "cpkoursky" stated Any Of You Who Didn't Get In The First Time" he included himself in that category.

    Now the dilemma: Does any of you who didn't get in the first time mean anyone who did't get in the first time, or something else?????? and when 1964BGO stated "More that 25% have tried more that once" did he mean anyone who didn't get in the first time, or did he mean something else.

    From my perspective "cpkousky" and "1964BGO" are right on time. as for you and me, we are way off course. And again I am not an intelligent man. P.S. if I lost you in my babble I thought the thread was about encouragement.
     
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  5. esu8

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    clarity

    Subvet, I was apologizing to you for my post. This is not aimed at you and you are correct I need a hobby. Can't wait till it gets warmer.
     
  6. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO 10-Year Member

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    FWIW, my plebe year roommate was a third-time applicant and I was a second-time applicant. My very dear companymate-friend was also a second-time applicant. No one can teach someone inner-drive, it is an intrinsic quality, and to those candidates who have reapplied for their second, third, or even fourth? time and accepted appointments (and even to those who won't be offered one) have shown great commitment. It is good to know that when adversity shows up, you don't run away from it. Adversity will be something you constantly experience in the military (and life, for that matter) -- thus, this is deliberately "experienced" during plebe year in order to stress the importance of keeping your legs moving forward even when it seems impossible or very hard. Regardless of the exact percentage, you are a small band at USNA, who had to overcome a second, third, or even a fourth hurdle --- something that required you to work hard in college to achieve outstanding performance and be offered an appointment. Just remember not to get complacent once I-Day and the AcYear shows up!!!