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Dingshou Yang

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Can something unsuccessful turn into good things?

Can something unsuccessful turn into good things?

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    Jul 11 2012: You might want to do an internet search for "learning from failure," or something like that. This topic is a giant favorite on the web, almost as if the concept were newly discovered.
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      Jul 11 2012: thanks for your reply. i have not noticed a similar topic was discussed on the web until you told me.
      in light of my quick thought,one can turn something unsuccessful, such as poverty, into great personal success and contributions to the society as long as he could grow up from the obstacles and keep a courageous heart.
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        Jul 11 2012: Antonio, I though you meant unsuccessful in the sense of making a mistake. Poverty is often not your own mistake. For example, children born into poverty made no mistake that got them there.

        In terms of what I now understand that you meant, history is full of cases of people who have overcome adversity to find interesting lives and to contribute to the happiness of others.

        If you actually find yourself unsuccessful due to something you tried and failed to achieve, there are likely lessons to be learned that have value in knowledge but also value in helping you find a better path.

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