"There can be no freedom without freedom to fail."
"The visceral experience of failure seems to have been edited out
of the career trajectories of gifted students. It stands to reason, then, that
those who end up making big decisions that affect all of us don't seem to have
much sense of their own fallibility, and of how badly things can go wrong even
with the best of intentions. No doubt because those who sit on the swivel
chairs tend to live remote from the
consequences of the decisions they make." - Matthew B. Crawford
Fail is defined
To be unsuccessful.
To judge unacceptable.
cease functioning properly.
To fall short in what is expected.
become bankrupt or insolvent.
To decline, as in strength or
To prove insufficient in quantity or duration; give out.
To disappoint, prove undependable, to abandon or forsake.
receive an academic grade below the acceptable minimum.
deficient or lacking; perform ineffectively or
way or be made otherwise useless as a result of excessive strain.
"A man may take to
drink because he feels himself to be a
failure, and then fail all the more completely because he
The ultimate taboo - failure!Any
fool can win, it's losing that's the challenge.
Moreover, there's a lot to be said for failure.
It is so much
more interesting than success. Success goes to the head, but losing goes to the
After all, who among us has never
lost in a job, in a relationship, on the tennis court?
Losing is part of the price of life .
It is the human
condition, all of us born to sorrow.
early. Little League, science fairs, spelling bees.
Later there are
pink slips, unrequited compassion and, finally death.
Losing is a
necessary part of competing;
winner, there is at least one, and
usually many more, losers.
Losing is one of life's constant companions,
ever unwelcome, ever there.
The Rolling Stones had it right you can't
always get what you want.
Nevertheless, losing is a
taboo in American society.
The ultimate put down is
"loser," and failure is the ultimate f-word.
books have been written on how to
win; there are scarcely any on how
We forget that losers changed the world.
missed his target by thousands of miles.
Thomas Edison had most of his
inventing triumphs before the
age of 40, and in his later years he rolled up an ever increasing number of
Mozart died impoverished and was buried in the pauper's
section of the cemetery.
Most of the first edition of "Walden" remained
in Henry David Thoreau's personal library.
Winston Churchill distracted
himself from defeat with painting, writing, gardening
and breeding butterflies.
Winner worship is
returning from games are asked whether they won or lost, when they should be
asked whether they had fun, or asked nothing at
Parents often play games with
their children and allow them to win, ill preparing them for the 'game'
educators feel that flunking
a class is so detrimental to self-respect that they move children along to the
next grade and to bigger failures to come.
winner worship and loser loathing
more evident than in sports or in that other great arena: politics.
losers suffer more acutely than defeat candidates. Jimmy Carter was stunned by
his land-slide 1980 loss to Ronald
Reagan, and for about five years he all but vanished from the national
political scene. He took no part in the 1984
presidential campaign - even though his former vice president, Walter Mondale,
was running against Ronald Reagan.
We could pay a terrible price for our loser-loathing.
We are a
country founded by humans who faced down death to start anew, but we could be
reduced to wimphood.
What better way to avoid losing than to never
enter the fray?
Americans still revere the
images of the lone cowboy, riding off into the sunset in search of his
But how many
of us are timid couch potatoes, spectators at the game of life, content to see
the spotlight on the winning team, to forget about the other side of every zero
Americans need to confront
their losers and their losses.
Something as universal as failure
deserves our attention.
It has its positive side.
thing, you're among the super majority.
Winning isn't always worth its weight in blue ribbons, and losing can
be positive and enabling if it compels us to examine why we lost.
all, it is the way we learn and the way
Ecenbarger , Pulitzer Prize winning
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