"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
"Do not be discouraged by anything you would call a
failure. Discouragement is a trick of the ego that
seeks immediate results. It is the ego insisting on a
perfection that does not exist. Leave
perfection to God." - Vincent Cole
To be unsuccessful.
To judge unacceptable.
To cease functioning properly.
To fall short in what is
To become bankrupt or insolvent.
To decline, as in
strength or effectiveness.
To prove insufficient in quantity or
duration; give out.
To disappoint, prove undependable, to abandon or
To receive an academic grade below the acceptable minimum.
To prove 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 drinks." - George Orwell
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
early. Little League, science fairs, spelling bees.
Later there are
pink slips, unrequited compassion and, finally
Losing is a necessary part
For every 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.
Columbus 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 failures.
Mozart died impoverished and was buried in the pauper's section of the
Most of the first edition of "Walden" was remaindered into
Henry David Thoreau's personal library.
distracted himself from defeat with painting, writing, gardening and breeding butterflies.
Winner worship is
Children returning from
games are asked whether they won or lost, when they should be asked whether
they had fun, or asked nothing at all.
Parents often play games with their
children and allow them to win, ill
preparing them for the 'game' of life.
Some 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.
Nowhere is winner worship
and loser loathing more evident than in sports or in that other great arena:
Few 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
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 image of the lone cowboy, riding off into the sunset in
search of his destiny.
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 sum transaction?
Americans need to confront their losers and their
Something as universal as
failure deserves our attention.
It has its positive side.
one 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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