Does having wealth make someone successful? To most people, success is measured through their visual senses via material possessions. Another view is that success is achieved through self-belief and determination. This requires reaching into one’s innermost self for strength and courage to enable positive changes and personal achievement. In this episode we focus on the concepts of success and failure arguing that failure has an equally significant role in our experience, education and professional development as success, but only if we would only learn from it. It’s a lens through which we analyze our flaws in an otherwise perfect image of existence.
From a philosophical perspective, failure is important because it gives us the opportunity to see ourselves up-close. It’s a lens through which we analyze our flaws in an otherwise perfect image of existence. Only failure can offer this insight because it mirrors the looming, existential threat which shadows our lives. For this reason, failure provides a realization that the world does not revolve around us, protecting our ego and arrogance. Instead it offers a sobering glimpse of humility to illuminate our existence.