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A Celebration of Failure

A lens through which we begin to see the flaws in our otherwise perfect and perfectly predictable being

Joseph Loscalzo

Director Department of medicine Brigham & women’s hospital Harvard medical school

By October 2020October 20th, 2020No Comments

“Every failure is a step to success. Every detection of what is false directs us towards what is true: every trial exhausts some tempting form of error. Not only so; but scarcely any attempt is entirely a failure; scarcely any theory, the result of steady thought, is altogether false; no tempting form of Error is without some latent charm derived from Truth.”

–W. Whewell

 

Contemporary society cherishes success. Success defines the person, the organization, the culture. It is a clear goal for every initiative that has an outcome. It is a gauge by which one measures impact, influence, and consequence. Success is defined as much by tangible achievement of a predefined goal as it is by its polar opposite, failure. […]

 

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