Failed To Succeed
Everyone is all into failing nowadays. You hear a lot of “fail early, fail often” or “fail fast” or “every failure is an opportunity to learn”. It almost like failure is so awesome, we should shoot for it. Personally, I think that all of those who think failure is so awesome never really actually failed that badly. Not so badly that they lost their cars, their homes, their families. I think that most of those people who laud failure seem to laud the “soft failures”, sure, your startup didn’t do so well, but that’s ok, there is always someone who can bail me out so I can do the next one. These people live in a perennial sandbox where they can just keep on playing at failure until they really win.