Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Success or Failure
I was just thinking. Is it that you must always succeed at the end of an experiment? After 1000 failed experiments as Edison said that he learnt 1000 ways of not approaching a problem can we also not propose the same thing in our projects?
I agree that Industry will not let you do this as their money is at stake but what about academics? Isn't their role to educate rather than form competition between peers. If a person is coming up with something that says a thing cannot be done in a way he has done because it might lead to failure doesn't that count? Or more appropriately if a person fails in a project/experiment and documents it well can't that be counted a well written paper or thesis.
Can't that failure color also be green. Infact failure should also be directed towards success??
What say? Well this philosophy completes the fact "each failure is a stepping stone towards success". But can't failure itself become a success story? This point needs to be well thought upon.
Well relax this thought just spawned out of mere thinking process.