…we don’t know how to fail.
According to Author Ozan Varol, we’re raising a new generation that does’t know to fail. #OzanVarol says that, genetically, we are wired to fear failure. Centuries ago, failure meant getting guzzled alive. The ancestors who weren’t afraid of failing didn’t€™t live long enough to pass on their genes to offspring.
Apparently, we then reinforce this genetic wiring against failure in our own childrenâ€¦
We don’t let them fall on the grass.
We coddle them with trophies.
We reframe their failures as successes.
We focus on conventional metrics of success the right grades, the right opportunity, the right job, etc.
We put the stabilisers on but never take them off.