Thursday, January 3, 2013

Failure quotes from the Bad Fairy


Note. A Bad Fairy (who isn't even gay) has forbidden me to post images. I just can't do it unless they're out of my phone. I don't even have a phone. My phone is like the ones you see on Sex and the City. I once took a picture of myself by accident and then discovered pictures of my cat, by accident. My cat is dead. I can't do photos any more? All I can do is this lame colored text. This file that I dredged up today while looking for something else (that I never found) kind of says it all.

Failure Quotes and Sayings


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Just for a balance and a check, below are a few synonyms for failure. I mean, just a handful. There are hundreds, and none of them are good. Somehow these seem to fly in the face of all the sappy inspirational quotes I've been finding on the net, i.e. make sure you fail all the time cuzzadafact that the sun will shine on you tomorrow! and stuff like that. Or even the ubiquitous "there is no failure".

I wonder if heart surgeons abide by that one.

Truth is, failure is anathema in our culture. It IS seen as a disgrace and can often lead to dismissal from a job without any explanation, or just being passed over again and again. I keep hearing how rotten the workplace is now and how one slip-up, one small error can destroy a career that took years to build. So I wonder why we do all this pep-talking stuff about how useful and valuable failure is, and how you're not supposed to feel bad about it. People like Oprah and Edison and Bill Gates especially yammer on and on about failure. Poor things! I'll bet they suffered plenty of wreckage as they stumbled and flailed their way to legendary, worldwide success.


Main Entry:
failure[feyl-yer] Show IPA
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: lack of success
Synonyms: abortion, bankruptcy, bomb, botch, breakdown, bungle, bust, checkmate, collapse, decay, decline, defeat, deficiency, deficit, deterioration, downfall, failing, false step, faux pas, fiasco, flash in the pan, flop, frustration, implosion, inadequacy, lead balloon, lemon, loser, loss, mess, misadventure, miscarriage, misstep, nonperformance, nonsuccess, overthrow, rout, rupture, sinking ship, stalemate, stoppage, total loss, turkey, washout, wreck

3 comments:

  1. I think our culture has become very superficial and hypocritical. While all these chirpy little slogans abound, i. e. saying failure is good and a lesson and something to be proud of, ONE mistake can get a person fired in the current workplace climate. So much for "there are no mistakes" and all that Edison crap. Edison stole all his stuff anyway.

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  2. This is why I can write only satirically. Even if my shit stinks, it's the only way I can represent what I see.

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