Why Give a Damn:

It’s a good discipline to look failure in the face, to study it, to spend time living in that place of losing. So you can make different choices. But also so that when it comes, you can get through it.

The author of this post, Hunter Lovins, is the President of Natural Capitalism Solutions. She is also a professor of business, and a best selling author. Hunter serves as an Unreasonable Mentor at the Unreasonable Institute.

Been thinking of late about dying. Nope, not personally, least I surely hope not. When folks ask, “How’s life?” my glib answer is, “Believe it beats the alternatives.” Which, of course is a testable hypothesis we’ll all get to try. Death is an integral part of life. And entrepreneuring.

One of my favorite entrepreneurs once told me that running a start-up means that you are always about to go out of business. His company sits at the intersection of public policy, activism, science and the best shot at success that VC money can buy. Three times in the company’s life distant politicians made a decision. Decide one way and his company’s gone. He’s still there, and with a bit more luck will shortly be making a big difference in the battle to stem climate change, as well as being very wealthy indeed.

Death is an integral part of life.
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My thoughts turn this way in part because I’m at Harmony Hill, a spectacularly beautiful retreat on the Hood Canal in Western Washington catering primarily to people dying of cancer. The bricks in the main walk up to the great hall are inscribed in memory of those who didn’t make it. A grape arbor hangs with copper strips engraved with names of the dead. Ghosts swirl round like the sea fog that wreathes the Olympic Range each evening.

They’ve little to say to me. We’re celebrating and strategizing on life and new beginnings: on “changing business for good” at a faculty retreat for Bainbridge Graduate School (BGI). The entrepreneurial business school, was founded by Libba and Gifford Pinchot, a pair of entrepreneurs who used the profits from a successful start-up to transform business education, placing sustainability at the heart of every class, and pioneering the way for now hundreds of business schools who claim to be doing the same.

But death is ever with us. I came here from a week in the UK with the steering committee of the Alliance for Sustainability And Prosperity, an entrepreneuring effort of international experts to reinvent the global economy.

Would the kid have died had I not been on that airplane? It’s not given to me to know…  Tweet This Quote

On the plane flying back from London a young man seized. Answering frantic flight attendant calls for anyone with medical experience – I’d been 15 years a street medic, and was still certified First Responder because I ride with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Mounted Search and Rescue team – I was clearing his airway of stuff I didn’t want to know what was. A kindly flight attendant provided gloves and for the four hours it took us to divert to Bangor Maine all was forgotten but keeping him alive. It truly was a pleasure to hand him over to the real pros – the Bangor Fire Department – and return to building my PowerPoint deck for my talk that night at the new Bard MBA, another start-up, this time in the heart of Manhattan, at which I also teach.

Huh, aren’t these two schools competitive? Fighting to the death in the dog-eat-dog world of declining MBA enrollments?

Not even. When Eban Goodstein set about creating Bard MBA, Gifford offered to help in any way that he could. Bright behavior in an era in which applicants and employers question the value of business school and the very business model of an MBA school is considered a candidate for intensive care.

Our answer, in the case of both BGI and Bard is center our teaching on the discipline of sustainability, and to teach entrepreneuring, to use living cases, not hoary old stories of what some company did 40 years ago, putting students into real world. My students graduate knowing how to be earn their own living. They may be aiming at stable jobs in a big company (and companies seeking to have their people trained in how to implement more sustainable practices in ways that are profitable are sending their employees to study with us) but life’s a long time. That financially secure job that seemed so fulfilling may start to strangle. Or may itself die. Many of the jobs my students will retire from haven’t been invented yet.

Would the kid have died had I not been on that airplane? It’s not given to me to know, tho conditions consistent with life become challenging with an occluded airway. There are people walking around today because I was there. And far too many have died in my arms.

Many of the jobs my students will retire from haven’t been invented yet.  Tweet This Quote

As there are start-ups now mature and flourishing because I was there, years ago. And companies long dead I couldn’t save. Some were murdered. Partners wrote themselves fat, illegal checks, but not fat enough, nor was there money enough at stake to sue; and in court everybody loses.

Some, the Board of Directors cared more for their egos than the success of the venture. Note to self: do you know who is on your Board? Really KNOW them? A Board should never be a list of slots to be filled with impressive names and resumes. Would you trust each one of the prospective members with your life? That’s precisely what you are doing – trusting them with your corporate life.

I’ve lost companies where it felt far more terminal than some human deaths. Sad thing to say, perhaps, but then I’ve seen a lot of death.

And in each case the only option is to walk away. Grieve. Learn what there is to take on. And then begin again.

Because until you are dead – really dead – there’s always the option: begin again. If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re going to buck off. You are going to hit the ground. Numbers are hard to get accurate, but some estimates put early stage venture failures at 95%.

That’s, of course, why models like Unreasonable Institute are so popular and why I remain a founding Mentor at Unreasonable. We know how to shift those numbers dramatically in favor of the entrepreneur.

Still, it’s a good discipline to look failure in the face, to study it, to spent time living in that place of losing. In part so that you can make different choices. But also so that when it comes, these little deaths, you can get through it.

The only option is to walk away. Grieve. Learn.
And then begin again.  Tweet This Quote

How do I do it? I gather friends, and mentors, supporters who can bring time and expertise, money and motivation to help me make it into that new life.

Because in the long run dying’s something we all will do, an integral part of living. And perhaps, as in entrepreneuring, it’s another opportunity to begin again.

This article is being re-featured today as a special “Throwback Thursday” post. We loved it so much, we wanted to make sure all of our new readers had a chance to read this article, (and share in the conversation).

About the author

L. Hunter Lovins

L. Hunter Lovins

Hunter Lovins is the President of Natural Capitalism Solutions and Chief Insurgent for the Madrone Project, a global effort to bring sustainability education to students. She is the author of Natural Capitalism, a founding professor at Bard MBA, and the Millennium TIME Magazine Hero of the Planet.

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  • I think that the story that you shared was incredibly powerful. I find it very inspiring how you stood by that boys side the whole time and made sure that he did not die. How did you manage to stay so calm in a situation like that? If it were me I would be in complete panic mode! I respect your talent and knowledge and want to thank you for sharing your story and your words of wisdom. It was very inspirational and allowed myself to look at life in a different perspective.

  • This story was beyond amazing. Thank you for sharing this. Being a street medic sounds like it is a very fulfilling job knowing that people are walking around because YOU saved their lives. The story you shared about the boy on the airplane who was having a seizure really touched me because I suffer from seizures and they are very scary and to know that you saved him and used your skills and stayed with him for the entire plane ride really puts a smile on my face. Makes me feel a little better that maybe there is hope that if I was to seize someone would be there for me, (I can only hope haha). Your story is very inspiring you seem like a very strong women, How did you manage to stay calm during this situation? I understand you were in the medical field for 15 years so that may have helped you, but on an airplane!!? In front of everybody? I would have freaked out!

  • This story is a real eye opener. So many questions filled my mind reading about you saving that boy. What if you weren’t there? How did you manage to stay calm? Was there anyone else who was trained around you? What was the atmosphere of the plane like? Major props to you, I am sure I would have panicked in that kind of situation, granted I am not trained in that kind of thing. Being a street medic must be a very stressful yet fulfilling job for you. This story gives me hope that there are good, genuine people in this world.

  • Thank you for sharing your story. It is easy to question things you’ve done right or things you’ve done wrong and apply ‘what if’s’ to everything. Those questions will ultimately help you succeed as an entrepreneur. I love your sentence “Many of the jobs my students will retire from haven’t been invented”. How does someone begin again after they’ve failed?

  • I enojoy the story of you saving someone on the airplane. You ask “Would he have died if I were not on the airplane?” Probably. I am a strong believer in that everything happens for a reason. You saved someone’s life. I love your similarity between failure and death. We all die, and hopefully go to heaven where we can start again. If we fail, we almost always have the chance to start again. Thank you.

  • Thanks for this article. It was really moving. How you managed to stay calm and collected during a moment of complete chaos unimaginable. Its nice to know we have people like you out there watching over people. I can’t say that i saved someone’s life. That must be the best feeling in the world. How has your outlook on life changed since the incident.

  • I also can’t say that I’ve saved someones life but I did attend fire fighting school for a year and just to go through some of the training that you have to do in order to be prepared to save someones life was unimaginable.

  • I like this comment and how he describes how imaginable it is to actually save a life before it is to late. I think the outlook on life has a huge impact on who you are as a person in society not only for self but for all the individuals around you in this world. How cool would it be to say you have saved someones life?

  • Thank you, Hunter, for sharing your heartfelt story. You asked, “Would he have died if I were not on the airplane?” I bet he would have.

    You stated, “If you are an entrepreneur, you are going to buck. You are going to hit the ground. Numbers are hard to get accurate, but some estimates put early stage venture failures at 95%.” This is sad truth, and this is something we need to look at. I always tell myself to prepare for the worst.

  • This article is so inspirational and moving. I can’t say that I have saved a life, but I could imagine it would be the best feeling in the world, yet the scariest. They way you explain yourself to be so calm during this moment is crazy to me! I could imagine my self just being stuck and not knowing what to do. I love your comparison between death and failure. We all die, and we all fail, but either way we still have the opportunity to continue moving forward. Thank you for sharing this article!

  • I’d imagine this was one of the best moments of your life. Even though we all might not be able to save lives directly, everyone has the ability to make an impact on lives. I like how you tied the entrepreneur business into the article, very touching. Thanks for sharing!

  • You make some really good points. I like how you reiterated how she said kids will be retiring from jobs that haven’t been invented. Good post!

  • I couldn’t agree more with this. Sometimes the best way to learn is to fail. Learn from the mistakes you’ve made and start again. Like you say, you’re not dead until you’re really dead. With this being said, you need to have the courage to start back up. You will then either be afraid of making the same mistakes you made, or will have learned from the mistakes you made and change your methods. Sometimes the best way to learn is to accept failure and move forward. Thank you for this post!

  • Cory, I like your comments about having the courage “to start back up.” How do we motivate ourselves to get back to the position that took so long for us to get to in the first place? I think the true leaders of society have the ability to accept failure and not accept no as an answer.

  • Amazing article, you are an inspiring women! Truly a figure I can look up to these days.

  • Thank you for sharing your article. It was truly a great read and had some great points that i couldn’t agree more with.

  • I agree with you, everyone needs a role model in their lives. Although there is many females that woman can look up too, but the more the merryer.

  • I’ve been thinking about failure lately, as a work on launching my enterprise. I knew that I would need to make some investments eventually, but found I was afraid to actually put the money on the table, It felt like fear of losing the money, but it was (and is) really fear of failure. Now that I’ve identified and accepted the real fear, it’s easier to push through and keep on going.

  • It is true that when you are running a start-up means that you are always about to go out of business. Which is a scary thought, but without start-ups, we wouldn’t have those great big name companies.

    I think a really nice way to look at this article is to understand that, yes, death is an integral part of life, but it is meant for the very end. So we shouldn’t give up before we reach that point. When we fail, we experience small deaths within ourselves, but in those times, we should only kill off the negativity and the darkness. We need to get back up and try and starting over. If we don’t, then we aren’t really living.

    If we stop trying, we forgo the life that has been given to us; we choose a complete death early. If you ask me, that seems like a waste of a pretty amazing thing.

  • Failure is one of the best ways to learn. It teaches many hard lessons as well as teaches people how to recover from set backs. Knowing how to react from failure is a great life skill to have. Failure is an inevitable part of life. No one can succeed 100% of the time. Unfortunately, kids these days are not learning this life skill. Schools and parents refuse to let kids fail and do everything possible to make them feel like a winner. This only hurts them in the long run. In the future when they are the next generation of business leaders they will have a harder time dealing with setbacks.

  • This is very true. People shouldn’t see failure as a wall that stops them from reaching their dream. One of my professor once said, when you are looking for a company/entrepreneur to invest, choose the one that has a fail business before, because they are the one that know what is it like to fail, and what it takes to fail, therefore they will do better. Learning from failure is the best thing you can do, this applies to almost anything. For example: in gaming world, pro-gamer would record their game-play and see what mistakes they did and strive to improve, same case with pro athletes, they see what mistakes they made from last game and learn to be better for the next. “Failure is the best teacher,” even though most people often sees it as something negative, don’t be discouraged! Learn from it and let them laugh when you succeed next time!

  • We don’t learn by doing things perfectly every time. We learn through the hard times and the failures, and you really hit the nail on the head in this article. Learning to get back in the saddle after you get knocked off the horse is just as important and paramount to success as learning how to ride in the first place.

  • Thank you for posting this article. I cannot agree your more with your points. As we all know, “Failure is the mother of success.”

  • Thank you for offering us a new perspective on failure. Given your experience, walking away, grieving, and learning from failures are the best way to deal with the failure itself. However, I have seen plenty of people who went out of business without knowing clearly what mistake did they make. For me, the hardest part it not learning from mistakes, but recognizing the mistake is.

  • Great article, giving the hope for the people in the downturn. Life isn’t always be success from the beginning to the end, it is sometimes need sorts of encouragement. The worst failure maybe is better than an extremely success, failure like the catalyst can light you up even stronger. In the perspective of colorful life, success and failure simultaneously accompany with us in the whole life. Thanks for you sharing and I am looking forward to read more.

  • I think this article addresses many people’s worst fears in life. Failure. However I do believe you learn the most from losing. Losing effects change. It is like playing a soccer game. When your team wins there are always things to work on but they don’t seem as extreme as when you lose because most likely you were doing a lot of things right that will remain the same if you win. But in order to win the next game if you lose you must implement change immediately and aggressively!

  • Love the comparison between life and death and the failure of startups. Running up a startup take a lot of courage especially since statistically, a startup is more likely to fail than succeed. It will be interesting to how the success rate of startups fairs in the future as more business schools focus on consulting and entrepreneurship.

  • This article is great at showing us the life and death of a business. It takes a lot of time, money and effort into starting a business and putting it on the map. You really show that even if you “die” with your business that you should always get back up and start over. That this time with starting new could be the best for your business. No matter where we study or have jobs, there will always be that struggle to become the best and always fear in the back of everyone’s mind that in the near future death is waiting for us. This article makes me not want to give up and if my idea or plan dies to start fresh and come up with a better plan.

  • Some businesses die, that’s the way of capitalism. Some businesses will swallow other businesses, some will simply edge them out. Much of the time, however, the death of a business is no one’s fault but the person who owns it. We make mistakes. The important thing is that these mistakes prevent the death of future businesses. This is the point of failure: To teach us how not to do things later on.

  • Sometimes death isn’t always as bad as it seems. Sometimes death is the rebuilding/recycling of something that was once great, but now has grown stale. Death is what keeps balance in nature. Without the possibility of death, there is no reason to live. There is no reason to fight for anything, to search for anything, to explore anything…and in the occupational world, sometimes death is a second chance. A second chance to live our lives in an occupation we can say we were proud of when we lay on our deathbed.

  • I love when you say “Many of the jobs my students will retire from haven’t been invented yet.” That’s a crazy thought. It’s amazing to think about how much advancement in technology I’ve seen in my lifetime. I was born in 1991. Within my lifetime, I’ve seen the evolution of carphone to smartphone, of giant box TVs to sleek plasma smart TVs, of faster/smaller/more capable computers, etc. With all of this has come a plethora of new jobs. What will another twenty years bring? Who will be the next Steve Jobs? Do I know him or her? Maybe it’s the person next to me in class… Maybe it’s me!

  • I believe we are all on this earth for a reason. It sometimes takes a life-time to figure that out. I agree with you that there are failures in life but with failures comes successes and when you fail you just have to pick up and begin again. I believe if you dwell on the failures its like your wanting to look death in the face. I especially fail at many things and sometimes it is hard to let go because I want to do the best I can at everything. What advice do you give someone that has recently had a failure that they cant let go of?

  • Very honest article. “Running a start-up means that you are
    always about to go out of business” This struck me – It is such an interesting
    way of thinking about it. It then continues to talk about failure – which I think
    is important because if you go after something there is always the possibility
    of failure but it helps with that fear. I started to think about failure
    differently. Not just as a learning experience and it will help with your next
    go of things but as a necessary part of survival.

  • Thank you for writing this article, when I experience failures/little deaths in life, I usually take them personally and beat myself up about it. But after I think what was the point in being upset? Failures and mistakes happen in life, moving on and learning from them is the key and of course, forgetting they happened in the first place also helps build confidence for when I might be in a similar situation again. How do you cope with failure?

  • I really like the quote, “The only option is to walk away. Grieve. Learn. And then begin again.” This really hit me in the sense that once something happens all we can do is move on and start over. You can learn from those mistakes and use what you learned in the future but you have to walk away before you can do anything else.

  • Life is a journey unlike any other. We all get the chance to make a difference, live the way we want to, and met people who change us and build us to who we are in the future. I thought this article really brought into perspective that life is a learning process. We are put here to do “something”, big or small, and its important that we learn from our successes and failures. I truly believe we are here for a reason, weather its to help others, an idea, or ourselves. We all have a purpose and if we don’t, then we make one. Hunter truly speaks from her heart in my opinion and it makes her articles interesting to read.

  • I really enjoyed the feelings of vulnerability that this article brought out. We are all sent here for a reason and we might not always (or ever) know what that reason is. But we can start to figure it out by analyzing our successes and failures. Failures are inevitable, whether talking about a start-up business or any other life event. Learning from them though, is where the value and lessons are learned. One of the biggest take-aways of this article for me, was to not be afraid of failure.

  • Thanks for sharing the article! I like how you say “It’s a good discipline to look failure in the face, to study it, to spent time living in that place of losing. In part so that you can make different choices. But also so that when it comes, these little deaths, you can get through it.” I agree with this completely, that is, that death/losing/failure/and even success as well is always a learning process. In order for us to regain strength and become stronger, it is important to understand how to handle failure. I think this can be applied to all aspects of life, not just entrepreneuring. For instance, as a student, if I fail an exam or do very poorly on it, one thing I learn from that is not to give up and forget what I learned, but that I need to study harder and put more time into it. A question for the author, what is the most difficult part about overcoming failure, whether it is losing at something, having to give something up, or ultimately death?

  • Also my favorite part of the article. The quote holds such meaning and truth. Everyday is a new day to start fresh. You learn from days passed and can only take that knowledge with you into the future and use it to better yourself and others.

  • Thank you for your article, the part where you say “It’s a good discipline to look failure in the face, to study it, to spent time living in that place of losing.” because it hits home for me. I was cut for my basketball team my junior year and it was completely unfair because it was a parent coach who didn’t like me. It took me years to get over it and sometimes I don’t know if I am yet because it was something I deserved that was taken away. But the truth is, it helped me be the coach I am today. I use that to fuel my passion for basketball and to fuel my players with that same passion. I think that’s what you’re trying to get at here, that failure should be a lesson. Everything happens for a reason and if you can understand that reason then you didn’t fail, you won. My question for you is how do you compare or contrast failure and regret?

  • Thanks for your comment! My advice to them would be to talk about that failure with some, to open up about it. Sometimes this causes people to get emotional and that’s what you want. You want to realize that you are vulnerable and that it did hurt. But then you are ready to understand the failure and this is when who you are talking to helps you realize that you can learn a lesson from this failure. I guess I’m trying to say is it’s good to feel failure and then realize there is a reason for it. Do you think failure and regret are connected and how can you learn from regret?

  • I believe regret and failure are connected in my situation. For other people it could be different. Because when I fail I regret that maybe there is something I could of done different and try harder. I think one way you can learn from your regrets is that take the regret you have and improve on it when you have the next opportunity. I wouldn’t dwell on the regret that long or that will drag out the failure. Do you think people who don’t like to get emotional find it hard to talk about their failures?

  • Good comment! And an excellent question! I think it actually may be very hard to talk about your failures if you don’t like to be emotional! However, I believe talking helps everyone, that’s how humans are built, its just getting there that can be hard. I also believe someone who has a lot of pride finds it very hard to open up and except failure. When i comes to pride and failure, do you think people who have a lot of pride have a very hard time seeing that they actually did fail?

  • I totally agree with this article, there is great benefit to staring failure in the face. It puts a lot of thing into perspective. It shows you what you truly value in life. It also shows you that even if you do fail, there is always a chance to bounce back and become a success story.

  • I agree brad, sometimes death is better than suffering or living in terrible conditions. Everyone pictures a fast and painless death, but the only way this is possible is with life long health and well being.

  • That is a tough question. Because I feel like most people with a lot of pride like to see if they are doing things to the best of the their abilities. I considered people that are cocky would have a hard time seeing their failures because they think they are the best at everything and they cant fail.

  • Thank you for this article, I found it to be quite useful. The point you have behind this article was quite interesting to me. I think that many people do not like talking about failure. Because failing is wrong, and if you fail that makes you a loser. You pointed out that that is not the case at all. We are all humans, and humans occasionally fail. Success wouldn’t be possible without failure. As a college student, I find myself failing at more things than I probably should, but each time a think I fail, I make sure to do my absolute best to succeed the next time. I face my failure and think about what I can do to improve. What do you suggest are ways to “deal with our failure” better?

  • I really enjoyed this article! The fact that you made dying, or failure, an integral part of life is very intriguing. Every person has ending and beginnings more times than you can count in life and I believe that everyone gets another chance. Most people take failure as a negative, but if you think of what could very well come from the failure, you will go so much farther in life. You will be able to reach new heights in your personal and work lives. Thank you for writing this!

  • I think that failure is actually a very important thing in someone’s life. Failure gives you the opportunity to learn from your mistakes and grow as a person. If you only succeed you will become complacent, which will hurt you even greater when you end up failing. Learning how to fail and picking yourself back up and persevering is a great attribute someone can have. Thank you for talking about about this subject.

  • Failure is so important to experience throughout life. I think that it keeps everyone grounded and shows them that when you’re at the bottom you can only go up from there.

  • I agree. Death is inevitable and your outlook on it is something that I never really thought about.

  • interesting article. I think that failure is essential to life. If we never fail, how do we learn from our mistakes or learn to change the things that hinder us? I agree that we must study failure because there is no way to avoid, so we might as well adjust to it. People dwell on their failures too much and this gets in the way of learning from them. How do we stay away from dwelling on our failures?

  • I completely agree. The reason sports are important growing up is not just for building teams, but it’s because at some point your going to lose or fail. It teaches you how to fail and how to handle that failure and turn it into something positive. I think the best way to not dwell on our failures is to simply move on and get passed it. If you make an effort to go forward after a failure then you won’t be able to dwell on it.

  • What a great reminder. It’s a reality that all things will eventually die, and its critical that we deal with that loss in a way that’s not only respectful, but also that will allow us to grow more in our humanity and acumen. Thanks for sharing.

  • I agree that failure is essential to life. Some of lifes best lessons are learned from failure. I know from personal experience. How would we grow if we haven’t learned these lessons? Success doesn’t always teach you these.

  • I love how you brought up sports. I completely agree that sports are important for more things than just physical activity when growing up. Sports can teach kids many different things, including how to deal with failure. Failure in sports can also teach kids that they will fail, they will fail often, and how to deal with that failure.

  • This article is interesting. We are so quick to beat ourselves up about our failures and criticize ourselves relentlessly. So I found this article a great reminder in we are not perfect, no one is, and what ever happens, happens. We can not foresee what will happen next, we can only control what we are doing right here and right now. So I love when Lovins said “the only option is to walk away. Grieve. Learn. And then begin again”.

  • I feel like this article sort of explains a lot of interesting components of a business and how they can be torn apart from so many different things. I really like how this was compared to death in the article.

  • I couldn’t agree more. Is it disappointing to fail? Absolutely, But like you said lessons are learned from failure. Even if you don’t see the lesson right away, usually one will come from it. Good comment.

  • This was a very interesting read. I never thought about looking at things the way that this piece mentioned. Basically just standing up, looking at death (failure) and saying HA I WIN. (overall concept). Lots of small businesses fail because of many reasons, some are due to a lack of knowledge, and some are for larger reasons like failure to let go of ones ego. Regardless of the reason, it still is a failure, and in order for us to change that, we need to be mentally and physically prepared for any course of action, even the ones that hinder what we look like or what we are trying to accomplish, if in the end, it helps out.

  • Not being perfect and the best at everything can be hard for some to accept. The “begin again” at the end of that quote is what is most important. It’s normal to grieve and walk away when you don’t succeed but those who are able to begin again and try again are the ones who will be successful at the end of the road.

  • I agree with you! I am one to beat myself up about things but then get over them quickly. I am a big criticizer of myself sometimes and so this article was definitely a good reminder that nobody is perfect and that everything happens for a reason.

  • failing i believe is a part of life because once you fail you can get back up and learn from them. Failing can make one very success because they have been through it all and they become more confident about themselves knowing that even though they may have failed but with those failures it helped them be successful

  • I agree that failure is inevitable and irreversible, but I do not think this is a reason for the acceptance of failure. Striving for existence without failure is perfection within itself, which allows room for the acceptance of failure. It is the extra given effort and the strive to produce progress is necessary. This article stated it best when approaching the concept that failure should be made aware of by humans. It’s only in our nature.

  • I found this article very interesting. It helped see that no one is perfect and it is okay to make mistakes and sometimes have our failures because life still goes on. Many lessons are learned due to our failures and I think that is an important thing everyone will go through.