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Failure is a Lousy Teacher

It’s a common opinion that we learn more from failure than success.

“The wisdom of learning from failure is incontrovertible,” says Harvard Business Review. Learning from failure “fosters creativity” and helps you “become more resilient,” according to another essay. When Thomas Edison was asked if he was disappointed with his lack of results in finding a workable lightbulb filament, he replied, “I have gotten a lot of results! I know several thousand things that won’t work.”

Here, though, the feel-good opinion is wrong.

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