effects of failure whether it is in academia and career options and choices? When I was growing up, I was taught that failure was a very negative thing and something to be avoided as failure imperils and decreases one's chances and options.
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I agree. My clients/patents overcame fear of failure - it paralyzed them. It's also used for excuses to get others to do things for one. Thom. Edison said failure shows what won't work, so we can find what WILL work. Scaring kids re:failing is ABUSE.