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One of the major factors that make change possible is failure. It is just that some failures are such crushing experiences that we feel we won’t be able to rise again.

The book review talks about the pros and cons of the books on failure. Here’s a quote on what the books miss out –

“…it (the book) skirts what keeps so many of us awake at night: that we may fail simply by not succeeding, that failure may become an engulfing identity rather than an ennobling opportunity. Regenerative failure is nice work if you can get it, but what if you can’t?”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/books/review/the-rise-and-the-up-side-of-down.html

 

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