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(nairaland) The School Of Life:1 by Observer11: 1:11pm On Nov 11, 2020

Failure in every sense of the word can be perceived or seen as not meeting up to a particular goal or agenda. Failure to society is a way of telling you you are not good enough.
Society has set us up in a way that we feel less of a human when we don't meet up to certain of it's standards.

When we are born we are welcomed with a set-up of competitiveness,when we get to a certain level or age being able to understand what's going on around us we are given a brochure or schedule of the society.
We are told how to behave as children in other not to incur the anger of the elderly, and how we are to treat our mates in other not to offend them.
We are told to go get good grades in school, and when we don't we are considered as less intelligent than the kid who has got a good one, we most times tend to conform to this ideology, thereby leaving little or no room for creativity outside the confines of the classroom, subject, or particular area of study.
Then we are informed about college, we are told that the society wants us to get good grades and an equally good certificate in other to get a nice paying job, and that the school of academics is the key to success.
Then when we survive that we are told the next point of action, and that is get a good paying job, get a good and respectful wife and then get to make children.
The next is to get a good pension plan and settle for old age, then settle with your family and live happily ever after.

But wait......
Failure is not being able to meet up to societal standard.
Failure is not being able to do everything in the society schedule.

Failure is not expressing yourself fully and totally.
Failure is letting societal dogma drown out your inner voice and interests.
Failure is living the life of others.
Failure is not trying, so as long as you try then they is no failure.

P.s: this is totally my opinion and it is not to counter the ideas or believe of others, what serves Paul might not equally serve Peter.

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