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Posted on 2011.08.24 at 01:36

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Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2011-08-24 13:08 (UTC) (Link)
It is unfortunate that our society teaches us a fear of failure than the glory of experience.

When I bought the Genesis last February, I was intimidated by the short throw of the manual transmission coupled with so much horsepower for me to manage. I did not let that intimidation stop me from buying the car. If I had not ultimately adapted, it could have been a very expensive mistake.

Ah, but instead, I learned, achieved new skills, expanded my experiences, and I love that car.
Michelle1963
michelle1963 at 2011-08-24 13:09 (UTC) (Link)
It is unfortunate that our society teaches us a fear of failure *rather* than the glory of experience.

ehowton
ehowton at 2011-08-24 17:23 (UTC) (Link)
I'm unsure its solely societies fault. For example, I'm a part of society, and I don't feel that way. And yet I know others, like the young man I'd mentioned, who was home-schooled yet felt that experience was for dullards and had no place in rational discussion. I agree and understand the argument of how our own conclusions of experiences are filtered through our perception, but in that case I feel that strengthens the lesson, not lessens it, where he disagreed. Of course his disagreement was solely hypothetical. Its not an easy answer, I just don't believe it should be dismissed out of hand.
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