A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Following a bracing discussion on the article “Failure is Not an Option”, I am of the opinion that failure (with the opportunity to revise) is a very important part of life-long learning. Please see first blog on JK Rowling’s speech on the importance of failure.

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One thought on “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

  1. Yes, I agree. Without failure, even good students give up easily. I think that the day my A student forgot he had an assessment and only got (gasp!) a B, and was dripping tears, was a very good lesson for him. I had a peer who got straight As in high school and flunked out of university due to poor grades. He had never learned how to fail and recover. (although constant failure is soul destroying – which is why we need to give those second and third chances)

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