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Do it badly

It is not always the case that if a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing well

If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing well, so they say.

In many circumstances, this is true. For example, if you are going to paint a door, you might as well take the time and trouble to do a first-rate job.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2018, with the headline 'Do it badly'. Print Edition | Subscribe