Is it worse to fail at something or never attempt it in the first place? For example, the so-called ‘experts’ will tell you it is better to lose at love than never be in love. How they arrive at that opinion and why does that seem to be accepted as fact? Wouldn’t it depend on the quality of what you lost? What may seem valuable today may be found to be worth nothing tomorrow. If failure is a great teacher, why I must be the smartest person in the world. I’ve certainly had my share of lessons. My professors have been many.