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Our blessed right to fail, a major difference between communism and capitalism. If no failure then what value is success

Updated on November 5, 2012

This is deep in a canyon. The prospectors prospered until the market made their endeavor worthless.

The spirit of the Old West, can do or die trying still amazes me.
The spirit of the Old West, can do or die trying still amazes me. | Source

Our self evident given right to fail is really important.

Americans need to get over their fear of failure. Times have been tough, but sitting back and hording is a loser of an idea. I guess I read a short piece by some fine lady on the Hubpages, and I liked it. For me I write each morning to a small group of folks in a private blog setting. I work hard to shorten messages. My people are young and vibrant and energetic and going after it. I do not want to intrude or become a bother so mostly I write quick and easy homilies. The ungrateful dawgs do not thank or even acknowledge me. But I know they read it and perhaps it is all they get of a spiritual life. That’s cool. If I wrote for thanks and praise, I would not like myself much. Here is a short homely. Sometimes I fail to get the message across or just have a bad day -- but I try.

The blessed right to fail, is given to us. I am not saying we should set out to fail. What I am saying is that we should not let fear of failure hold us back. "For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again…" (Proverbs 24:16, NIV).

In spending time in a communist country you find a strange attitude of “better not to be noticed, than to fail publicly”. The fear that is used to suppress a people really does work. But for how long and at what cost?

It is Monday morning and we all have some challenges ahead of us. Let us go boldly forth and take some risks and get noticed and let others see our light shine. And if we shall fail, let us rise again so that others can see that failure does not defeat us.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Our race is not done until He says it is.


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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks phdast7. I will work on changing that last first deal.

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      Theresa Ast 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Eric - This is very good. I like, appreciate, and agree with your homily.

      They are indeed "ungrateful dawgs." :) But the young (and sometimes the old too) are often like that. True writers speak from their hearts and souls and do so whether the crowd and compliments are there or not. It is what we do, but more than that, it is what we "should do."

      I still find it strange when a hubber writes that they deleted a hub because it was not performing well or getting enough hits. Even when hits are few and far between, my attitude (some would say arrogant) was that my work , just like the good work of many other hubbers, had not been discovered or perhaps was not on a "popular topic."

      Well, thank heavens! Sometimes popular means poor quality or mindless entertainment _ I a thinking of some very "popular" TV shows. I guess all the "popular hubbers" will be irritated with me now..... no, they don't read my stuff anyway. :)

      Funny, how a positive comment intended for you, morphed into a self-congratulatory comment. What can I say? I aim for humility, but my ego remains extremely healthy. :) Sharing.

      One last comment/question: Are you sure you want your comments running last to first? Is that real important to you? It tends to make us serious readers who are interested in the comments as well as the hub (after all a useful and compelling conversation develops at times) pretty frustrated. Its not a deal-breaker, I will keep reading, but I will be thinking, "He is such a good writer, if he could just get that comment thing right." :)

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you. Memorizing is a great tool. Just think about it, in your mind when things seem to go bonkers, you default to a biblical quote. So many default to anger and swearing.

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      6 years ago from London, UK

      Very inspiring and thanks for the Proverb Quote. I like to memorise such. Also, it's nice that you write for that young, small group.



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