Failure Is A Good Thing

Just a quick post about failure.  I just read this under marriage tips in this forum ...

“Epic failure is part of being human, and it’s definitely part of being married. It’s part of what being alive means, occasionally screwing up in expensive ways. And that’s part of what marriage means, sometimes hating this other person but staying together because you promised you would. And then, days or weeks later, waking up and loving him again, loving him still.”
-Ada Calhoun, NY Times

For some unkown reason....while sitting in a reception room killing time before my turn to see my doctor many years ago....I was reading an article on George Harrison (Beattles) shorty after he died.  I can't tell you much about the article or can even remember what magazine it was in...

What I do remeber quite well was something he said.  I have to paraphrase him here since I can't find this article even after searhing for it again.  The jist of what he said in a passing comment within the interview was this....Since he became so famous and quite wealthy at the early age of 19 years old...and even after his life previously had been full of struggles and normal everyday triumphs and failures....his biggest regret in life as he reflected on it shortly before he passed away in this interview was.....not having to struggle.....things came to him too easily and once that happened, he felt cheated in life by his success, fame and more money than he knew what to do with.

I thought about the money apect and this part didn't seem that diffiult to understand...but as he said wasn't just the money.  It was not having to work for things, strive for them, fail and struggle more to get things in life and feel that feeling you get when you've worked hard for something and then you finally get it after struggling long and hard to get there.

I realized when I read the quote about failure here....and thinking about George Harrisons comment again.....I realized what George Harrison was saying.  I have the very thing that he regretted most about his life  looking back.  How very fortunate I am to know this feeling and know where it came from which is exatly the same thing the articel was trying to say:)