Why is failure such a bad thing?

That may seem like an odd question. Failure means that a goal wasn’t achieve, and sometimes that bad things happen. But failure is a part of life, so why are we teaching our kids that failure is not an option?

When kids don’t fail in school, and they hit college or a job and fail, how do you think they’ll react? Wouldn’t it be better to challenge kids and teenagers to the point where they’ll have to fail so that they’ll learn how to deal with it?

Failure is not an option; it’s required.

(I don’t remember who said that, but I really like that quote).