On the surface level, one could assume that when a person makes a mistake, they have failed. Most would come to the conclusion that if one does not do something correctly then they will have failed at what they were trying to do, and this shows that the first part of this quote is, essentially, accurate. However, when paired with the second part of the quote, the first part becomes clearer. A person that makes a mistake is not necessarily a failure unless they learned nothing from the mistake. Everyone makes mistakes, but that does not make everyone a failure. Being a failure constitutes so much more than making simple mistakes. Unless someone repeatedly makes the same error and does nothing to improve, they should not be considered a failure. This can be exemplified by a rather simple comparison: if one forgets to turn in one assignment for a class, they will not necessarily fail, however, if they constantly do not turn in their assignments, they will most likely end up failing the class. Repetitious errors demonstrate a lack of ability to improve one’s self which probably shows a lack of caring. This would constitute a failure because the person is doing the same thing over and over again without trying anything new that would warrant a different result. Unless a person does not attempt to correct their mistake in any manner, they should not be considered a failure, but if they have gained nothing from the experience, then they are a failure because the opportunity to learn something new was presented to them and they did nothing with it. One mistake does not define a person, but rather the ability to learn or not to learn from mistakes is what defines a
On page five hundred twenty six, the author uses Fred Zinnerman quote “Successful can be dangerous - you feel you know it all. I learned a great deal from my failures”. Success will always be greater than failing. If you can succeed with effort on the first try, then do not fail. For example, in my high school if I did not pass a test I could retake the test up to a seventy. Instead of retaking it, best option would have been getting a one hundred on the first try.
The quote is pertaining to myself in the fact that overthinking is a very common occurance in my life. When training for the driving test to obtain my license a nagging feeling in the back of my head kept whispering that i would fail. Sleeping was not a preferable option, according to my brain, which kept on replaying scenarios of myself knocking over cones. Once rest came all i began to vision were nightmares of myself running through a railroad stop and getting crushed while my instructor wrote a giant ‘Fail’
In paragraph 3 he says “...the right to fail is one of the few freedoms that this country does not grant its citizens.” In fact, we are granted the right to fail and the right to succeed. His statement about how we aren’t allowed to fail and still do what we want, would be correct. If you fail you will not get what you want in life. Goals cannot be achieved through failure, but everyone is given the choice of failure or achievement. You can’t succeed every time, but a failure isn’t detrimental
What he means by “a willingness to fail", he means that don’t stop when it comes to expressing opinions. It can’t be an immediate response to one that can relate
Before going in depth of the play, I would like to focus on Alison Bechdel works. Bechdel was born into a Roman Catholic home. Before the graphic novel of Fun Home, she was originally known for her “Dykes to Watch Out For”. This comic strip story ran from 1983 to 2008 and it represented lesbian popular culture at the time. You will follow the story of Monica Testa (or Mo Testa) with her friends on how they react to political events, such as Michigan Womyn’s Festival, and Gay pride parades that affect lesbian culture. Having read this comic myself, for a LGBT class in the University of Maryland, you get a slight understanding of what Bechdel is thinking. We see in the comic strip that she lives normally like other people and share those experience.
BUGThe Play "Bug" is based off the style of a woman who lives inside of a run down motel. Her Abusive EX Husband Goss just had gotten out of jail from the state judical system. Agnes who is the waitress in the play has a serious drug addiction, which is the reason why she lives inthe place she lives in now. She has a gay co worker named R.C. They work together side by side in the resturant. Another reason why Agnes is also living with her addiction and her situation is because her son had disappeared 10-15 years ago. She experinces nightmares and horrible PTSD of her husband, and her growing up situation. Not only that the lost of her child is the main reason why this woman is the way she is. She cannot let go, and she is always wondering the
Derek Sivers believes that it is necessary to fail because it is a learning experience, it keeps you in the "growth mindset", and it reminds you that everything you do is just one of many options that you have. He explains that some people have a "growth mindset" while others have a "fixed mindset." Those with the "growth mindset" are able to take their failures and better themselves and their work through it. They see it as a learning experience and become motivated to try even harder, regardless of what it is that they're trying to accomplish. Those with a "fixed mindset" believe that their skills and talents are predetermined and see failure as proof that they're not meant to accomplish something or they believe they're too good at
At one point John tells her a story about his experience in college as well because he “Likes her.” Things seem to change in her attitude around the second act. In the play she talks with a more formal language , almost as if she’s consulted with someone else between acts. It seems that she has met with some group and their motives rubbed off on her. From this point on in the play, things only go downhill. Now, don’t twist the truth, Sexual harassment is no joke, and it should be taken incredibly seriously. But from this point in the play, John’s life, and Job are at risk. He is just about to receive tenure and he’s just about to buy a new house, If anything goes wrong, his life is screwed. Its not until the end of the play when he finds out she is charging him for “attempted rape.” The play has an amazing way of not only bringing out what’s inside the reader, but showing us a realistic, or characterized perception of what goes on after class. “His approach does, however, inadvertently offer an amusing litmus test: If you think only Carol is a caricature, you're a raving feminazi. If you think only John is, you're a male chauvinist pig”
The play discussed a 16-year old girl who joined a girl gang after witnessing so much in her life. She was mentally and physically abused and taken advantage of. She experienced being raped at the age of five and her mother being beat everyday by that same person which was her stepfather. As a result, she turned her life to the streets as a way of escape because she had no one to depend on.
"What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?"(John Green). Failure was a result of my experiences as I first embarked upon the journey of four years that have helped define me as the person I am today with a profound apathetic philosophy about how I chose to spend my time in my classes as well as outside. My indolent efforts led to poor grades along with failure in my schoolwork and a portrayal of little regards to fixing it as a freshman. Along with this, I had chosen to put no effort into attending college the main priority of furthering my education. Alternatively, I would have preferably spent my time partying with so-called "friends" who looking back at the time, were not really the best influences
As memories race through my head each day I realize how I have failed. Not in academics. Not within relationships or at shaping my own character. I failed at living my childhood the best I could.
Instead of taking notes on the class work Carol had taken notes of how John was interacting with her. She had claimed in her notes “The twelfth: “Have a good day, dear” and another instance she noted that John said “Now, don’t you look fetching”. These are quotes that Carol had twisted from John’s mouth, he wanted to make a connection with her so that it would help her understand the class subject but instead of absorbing the education she had decided to find ways to manipulate John and her interactions to show how he had more power than she did. She wanted to prove that it was not ok for him to have this power. She did this under no good reason also, she did this because her group told her too and they thought that male teachers had too much power. College students have the opportunities the recieve an education and live the american dream not to take power away from their superiors.