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The Consequences of Failure

Emma Longhurst, Staff Writer

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Failure is a ubiquitous part of every life, but in high school, the threat of failure takes on a special weight. As Emma Longhurst puts it,

Sometimes, the consequences aren’t as big a deal. We bombed a small task, and the outcome certainly left something to be desired, but it didn’t really mean anything to us. However, failure involving the bigger moments in life is a different story. We’re all human, so we all have values and aspirations. When we can’t have what we value most, when we can’t become it, we’re left with certain repercussions that can stun us and make us too afraid and depressed to ever try again.

In this article, published on Medium, she engages with the consequences and benefits of failing, couching the discussion in an example from figure skating. Click below to read the entire essay:

The Consequences of Failure

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