“To portray ourselves as successful, making public only our successes, while shrouding our failures, is the story and detriment of us all.” —Thomas Slatin
I guess this is what skeleton in the closet could also mean. We all keep secrets and we only want people to know what’s good in us.
I’d be suspicious if one only has success stories to tell. But you’re right, some people do only want success stories to come out and it only invites the jealous souls to want to find a way to put them down. It’s better to be honest about all success and failures.
I think it’s a human weakness that we always want to be viewed as always successful and not failures. We therefore go to that extent of shunning anything that will portray us as failures.
That is human nature is it not? Who would wanna see someones failure or flaw? Aside from the news that is. More often than not we hide the negatives while show the good in us.
Great message. People don’t want to hear you embellish only about your successes especially when they’re in the thick of finding out who they are and striving to make their dreams come true. Real motivation comes from overcoming obstacles and making the impossible seem possible.
Your sentiments are very true. Many people are very concerned with how they are perceived from the outside and forget themselves in the process.
Your words ring very true. Put in another way, all that glitters is not gold.
Everyone has that trait. No matter what you achieve, you can’t point the worse of yourself.
People hardly want to associate with failure so people tend to display what they have to avoid being mocked.
Failures are part of getting the success, is very rare to be sucessfull and never fail.
It’s very rare to find a person who is couragious enough to admit his/her failures. Most times we want to be identified with our strengths only.
The reason people flaunt their belongings
.. Cars,new houses is something I can’t understand.. Success is not measured by what we own..
Showing off on social media is just plain stupid..
You are totally right like who is fooling who now. I tell people failures are part of life and we should be proud to show it off too,who knows some people can learn from it.
Nicely stated, Sir.
Thank you! ☺️