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Tabor Williams

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Failure should be respected for those trying to accomplish something

Failure tends to lead to some of the greatest discoveries and advancements. Failure now tends to be fail blogs, epic fail, etc. And yet some of the best advancements came from repeated failure. Thomas Edison tried for years before finally perfecting the lightbulb.

When did failure become this huge shameful thing that we want to hide? Even great people like Abraham Lincoln couldn't run a supply store, and yet he became the President of the United States. People don't like to fail because everyone wants to succeed on their first try, but that is seldom the case. Failing teaches us resiliency, and gives us strength.

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  • Oct 17 2012: When did failure become this huge shameful thing that we want to hide?
    For me i think this question has it´s origin in our educational system. For as long as i know people/teachers have been grading kids in our schools, telling them what is right or wrong, killing the creativity that they have.
    For me when i was i kid, i was afraid of showing my work to the class, considering that they would grade it poorly thus leaving a scar behind me that tells me to be afraid of failure.
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      Oct 18 2012: I think it not only stems from education and the race to be the best, but it also comes from the work place. Each individual is constantly in a competition with others to do better or succeed where others haven't, and as a result whenever we fail it's magnified by others because they want to succeed over you. It's kind of like crab mentality.

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