Excellent post bout how failing to learn! Read the whole thing!

Embracing Failure

A while back, I clipped this quote from a university publication, figuring it would decorate a blog entry some day:

The thing about a liberal arts education … is it prepares you to fail successfully and learn from that failure. … You will all fail. That’s OK.

— Jim Linahon

Linahon is an alumnus of our school who works in the music industry. He gave a talk on campus for students aspiring to careers in the industry, the theme of which was, “Learn to fail. It happens”

More recently, I ran across this as the solution to a word puzzle in our local paper:

You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

— Ray Bradbury

Bradbury was one of my favorite authors when I was growing up (The Martian Chronicles mesmerized me!) This quote goes farther than Linahon’s: what other people call failure is learning to fly. Do not fear.

Knowing and Doing: February 2009 Archives.