Hi,

Thanks for sharing an interesting article. Just now I am picking up on the willingness to take risks and experience failure. I came across the story of Madeline L'Engle at the weekend. She was an american writer of children's fiction. She received 30 rejections of her book "A Wrinkle in Time" before it was accepted for publishing. (She then went on to publish many more books and become quite successful.) Here is what she says about this:

"Over the years I have worked out a philosophy of failure, which I find extraordinarily liberating. If I am not free to fail, I'm not free to take risks and everything in life that is worth doing involves a willingness to risk failure. This is what's true in all human relationships, unless I am willing to open myself to risk and to being hurt, then I'm closing myself off to love and friendship."

A great philosophy, liberating indeed :)

Love Fiona