If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
Sir Ken Robinson
Lately I've been tremendously inspired by Sir Ken Robinson and some of his ideas and reasoning on changing the current educational system. I'm including a link to the speech he made at the TED conference 2006. If you're interested click here. It's about 20 minutes long but well worth watching.
I think the mere idea of failure scares the life out of most of us. As a society we've become obsessed with success and progress but what we fail to understand is that failure is inevitably just a learning tool. An indispensable instrument of (personal) growth.
Photo courtesy of Mr. C, taken this summer in my mum's garden.