Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Failure Makes Better Heroes



Every triumph is born from defeat. Without the adversity, it wouldn't be a triumph. It would just be...business as usual. That is why we don't throng to the theater to see happy people stroll placidly through their days. These people may have qualities worth emulating, but there's not  much to learn from them.


 How do you imitate someone who never screws up? Someone with no angst? Someone who has never fallen apart? I guess we could just be perfect all the time. But usually that translates into pretending to be perfect while living a lie.


No, the most important lesson we  need to learn is recovery: How to keep our hopes up when everything falls to pieces. How to forgive. And how to remake ourselves after we have been broken.

That is why failures make better heroes.