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Growing up, I was taught that failure was never something to be shunned, rather something to be embraced and seen as a step closer to success. Failure, in a way, serves as a teacher because the many times I have failed in the classroom or day-to-day life, I came out on the other side of the assignment or trial with a different outlook on either the subject or life all together. Not only has failure taught me, it has changed me for the better. For example, in the classroom, there were times when I never applied myself to studying or even trying, and when my results reflected my efforts, I learned, quickly, to push myself at trying harder, doing better, and giving my best. Failure, besides acting as a teacher, can also show me what I need or don’t need in life. My mother is a very strong-willed Christian woman and she has shown me that not every failure I experience has to be my own. Being raised by an “old-school" parent taught me
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