Failure is the best teacher

“The second condition is to take great pains to examine squarely and to contemplate attentively and slowly each school task in which we have failed, seeing how unpleasing and second rate it is, without seeking any excuse or overlooking any mistake or any of our tutor’s corrections, trying to get down to the origin of each fault.” Simone Weil, Reflections on the Right Use of School Studies with a view to the Love of God.