My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
Great one, NP :) The fear of failing keeps us from living fully.
Too true. As long as we are always learning and growing, we are not failures.
You can't fail, but some people seem to be trying REALLY hard ;)
Jen and Tonic's reply is amusing and so true.
Profound. As always.
What an excellennt aphorism. There's a preverse notion that we learn only from our successes when this is not true. Humans learn equally well from successes and from failures.I choose to view all failures as stepping stones to future success. Every failure contains all the information required to succeed the next time one tries.
I love Jen and Tonic's response. I love Thomas Edison's response on all of his previous attempts at inventing the light bulb: "I have not failed. I've just found 10000 ways that won't work."
I totally agree you can not fail at life, but it is best to set goals and try for things that you might fail at. If you never fail, you obviously never tried very hard.
And you can't possibly succeed for long neither!Jack.
Wow, this hit me hard, but then again I believe in reincarnation.
everything around me seems to take its step so beautifully,nothing looks like a failure,i think we the human likes to be sad sometime naturally,and such moment give us pleasure to feel it ,so we run an exhaust fan with full speed by tagging it a celebration of failure.
Always deeply reassuring Marty. Gradually it dawns on you that “ You can't fail”
Beautiful quoteI try to keep in mind not to plan the future like a chess game with the idea of winning.
Life is not a test but its a constant fight or motivation to better yourself and if this is not acheived you feel like ypu have failed yourself.
And passing the test is realizing that the point of all these "fruity comments" is not to read them.Algernon.
"There is no such thing as failure. There are only results." ...positive/motivational thinker Tony Robbins. We certainly need a few dosage of the positives once in a while....in particular during the recent economic turmoil. We can't escape from our "mundane" day-to-day problems, can we?
Nothing truer than this. If we never ever fail, not even once, we must be the gods, but then again, to me, failing is such a vital part of living. I learn lessons, tons of it, from it!
The proof of the test is in the pudding.
Life isn't a test and failure is not an option, neither is success. We need a new frame (or no frame) for looking at life rather than the "lens" of "failure/success." How much suffering have we each experienced from these odd and unquestioned notions of "failure" and "success"? Thank you np for pulling the carpet out from under unquestioned assumptions once again...
Interesting and thought provoking aphorism!It conjures up these questions for me: What if you do nothing, try nothing, learn nothing even though you are able? What is the point of living? Just being?
Excellent Aphorism, Marty! We are not here to take tests, earn degrees, or any such human behaviorial notions. Perhaps, we're here to help others. Then what are the others here for?...so goes the old saw.My best.
I like the lines in the John Lennon song:- "life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans" Thanks Marty as always great wisdom Neil