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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: I really like that statement. Kind of like the sour and the sweet. Without having the sour, the sweet just isn't as sweet.
    • Oct 18 2012: That is a very true and accurate statement as if you just succeed at what you do without experiencing failure, you never have the opportunity to reconize the process of working toward sucess you just focus on the success.

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