Today I was at a dinner where there was a speaker. I expected him to get up there and tell us about his accomplishments, why he's speaking, and why we should take to heart his accomplishments.
But instead, he said that one of the most important things is failure. And he didn't follow it up with one of those cliche type "it builds character" type of things. He said that when success comes, it's usually easy and it never displays your full capacity. Instead, true failure, giving everything you've got and still coming up short, reveals who you are as a person and forces you to come up with whatever you can.
I'm sure I would have agreed with you anyway, but after listening to that speech, I really can relate to this. Failure is important because of what it can reveal about your skill, your character, and yourself as a person. While this may not be "failure" in the true sense, she will learn from this, and I'd be kind of scared to play Serena next time if I were Justine.
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