Society celebrates downfalls. That’s why our newscasts are constantly negative. It’s why bad news travels faster than good news.
Why do we do that?
Mediocrity is easy. Doing the same old same old is simple and known. Stepping out of ‘bounds’, and doing something new or different opens a person up to criticism, insult, and failure. And when those entrepreneurs, innovators, and creators fail it sedates us to say “we told you so.” It’s a comfort because we didn’t even try… “see, we were smarter to save our energy and not even bother.”
We need failures. Perhaps now more than ever.