“Do or do not. There is no try.”
I get that this is an iconic Star Wars quote. Everyone loves Yoda.
People--especially high school science and math teachers--use this quote to justify bullying people into perfection. This quote was on a poster in my physics class and it made me feel like shit when I didn't understand anything. I recalled my honors geometry teacher quoting this and despite all my trying, hiring a tutor and getting extra help during my free period, I still could not do. So with this quote, I learned not to try. I dropped physics three weeks in.
I love Star Wars as much as the average person, but is that really what we want? For people to just give up?
If not, let people say they are trying. Let them try. Let them fail and try again. And all without feeding them this bullshit.