College is one place you don’t want to mess around, but at the same time we should not be afraid to fail.
Author Jarod Kintz once said, “College has given me the confidence I need to fail.”
This quote should not only embody each of us, but also should empower us. Maybe it’s just me, but I fail constantly at everything. I’m not good at sports, I’m not too good on stage and my writing is choppy. Failure is in my blood.
Don’t let my self-loathing get you down though; there is always a silver lining. Mine seems to be that from these abundance of failures, I learn. I learn for next time so I can continue to get better and grow as a person.
At the same time, we should work on not failing so much. For me, this means working on my procrastination problem, which constantly plagues me.
For example, I was writing this piece past deadline. But nonetheless, I’ll take away some important things away from this experience.
Failure and college go hand-in-hand. Sure, I might be crazy for getting my degree in theater, but theater people know more about failure than most. From my experiences most come off as know-it-all’s who are ostentatious at times, but at the same time they can have deep-rooted insecurities.
Theater people are constantly being judged on their looks and performances, and that can take a toll on their psyche. To deal with this we learn to embrace failure. Failure happens to everyone, so why are we so embarrassed when it happens to us?
That’s the way we should look at college and life as a whole — failure isn’t always a bad thing.