It is not that ‘fail’ is a bad word, not even depressing. The word ‘tried’ is inherent with ‘fail’ and hence ‘fail’ for me represents hope.
Only someone who has wished for something or tried could ever fail.
I think one has to celebrate failure too, not exactly failure but what preceded failure.
Any task completed deserves to be appreciated, even if it is successful attempt to reach somewhere, something, someone.
As they say, we have to try, and accept the result, whether it is in our favour or not.
That doesn’t mean we have to pass judgement on our own ability or inability to achieve that something. We need to take stock: Were you chasing the wrong goal? Were your means wrong? Was it before time, or after time? Were you not prepared/ready enough to receive the wish at that point in time?
I believe, as many others do, we have really no control over the future or the past. We have no control over anyone else. The little control we have is over our own selves, and that too when we are not “influenced” by our past life regressions.
My life philosophy is simple and straightforward: Do what you think is right at any given moment, by right I mean our own personal right, the only condition being not hurting other innocent fellow lives.
However, as I have discovered now ‘fail’ is the popular internet meme (an idea, style or action which spreads over the Internet), used to superimpose a caption onto photos or short videos depicting unsuccessful events or people falling short of expectations.It is also used these days to express online disapproval of something.The #fail hash tag is also used on Twitter to indicate contempt or displeasure. Hence the most popular word on the Web! 🙂 That explains; and we don’t need to worry.
The survey was carried out by Global Language Monitor.