Friday, September 28, 2012

Failure

Schools are more focused on student success, which is obviously good. However, these intentions have caused false stereotypes that a person can't be successful in life without having absolute perfection. This fear of failure makes people stay where they are comfortable. When someone feels that they don't have what it takes to be on the top half of whatever they do, the middle spot of mediocrity starts to take over. Some people don't fill out college applications or scholarship applications for fear of failure. It's on;y the concept of failure half of the time and not even the consequences. If I could take more risks at school, I would be involved more in the drama department. Some teachers put way too much weight on things, a class should be about the equality of overall work to see how you learned overall. However, sometimes if you fear failure, you strive for the best and the best is brought out.

3 comments:

  1. I like the part where you talked about mediocrity taking over. That is very true. I also like that you pointed out the fact that there is a middle area in-between failure and success.

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  2. I like your example of students not filling out scholarships for fear of failure. People are just scared to fail so they take the easy way out.

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  3. I think that its good how you bring up the equality of what you learned overall. Learning a little for one person may be a great success and shouldn't be over looked.

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