Versus all the other negative emotional and perhaps irrational reactions to failure that really have no benefit at all and probably a lot of downside. Instead, indifference to failure — a more cavalier attitude toward trying difficult things but failing in the short term, which is highly likely. No doubt an attitude that would make the path to eventual success so much easier, as one might be less prone to being stymied by immediate failure. Plus there’s also the idea that failure is often instructive — that there can be something positive about it. It tells you something about what you are trying to do or perhaps something you didn’t know about yourself.
“Indifference To Failure”
Henry Barnard Stoicism 1 Minute
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I am a voracious reader and also enjoy writing. I often have a very different point of view than the popular one. I do see value in debate, and thought it might add to the public debate on controversial issues if I were to express my contrarian opinions. I also started keeping my poems recently (I've written little pieces my whole adult life but never kept any); and I've been a photographer now for over 25 years. So I will be adding an occasional poem and hopefully interesting photograph to the blog along the way, just to spice things up. View all posts by Henry Barnard