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By Paul StewartPublished about a month ago 1 min read
scratches in my mind
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is failure failure?

success waiting to happen

what's real failure?

fact or fictionStream of Consciousnesssocial commentarySenryuperformance poetryinspirational

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Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

Overflowing in English language torture and word abuse.

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" R.L Stevenson

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Comments (12)

  • Belleabout a month ago

    Lovely and truly thought provoking (fitting of the subtitle), for all the right reasons! Real failure, I think, is a lot less common than the definition implies!

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    Hmmmm. Something to think about. I consider "failure failure" the inability of those folks who decide to be bigoted and racist, malicious, thoughtless, self-absorbed and entitled, and hateful. That's failure on a societal level. That's rather "real" failure, IMO.

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Not trying, that's real failure.

  • Katarzyna Popielabout a month ago

    Well, what's real failure? Does it even exist? Does it happen when you say it's happened?

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Hmmm, real failure. I think it's when we prioritise others more than ourselves. Real failure is failing to be there for ourselves when we need us the most. I hope that makes sense 😅😅

  • Heather Zieffle about a month ago

    I think John is right, failure is not being brave enough to try. 😊

  • John Coxabout a month ago

    Is this a regular question or just rhetorical? I can never tell. I was going to say you only fail if you give up, but now I’m wondering if this is a trick question. There are so many different kinds of questions. Better read it again to make sure. Maybe if I read it backwards? Well THAT didn’t help. OK, I give up. What’s real failure? Never trying at all?

  • D. J. Reddallabout a month ago

    A perennially pertinent question!

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Nice. Real failure is unique to all of us isn't it?

  • Rachel Deemingabout a month ago

    You learn so much more from what you do wrong than what you do right. Thoughtful stuff!

  • Failure is what I do every day to teach me the right way

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    Liked the title, the image choice, and each line!

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