Why do we fall?

By | 2021-01-14

In the movie Batman Begins the question is first to Bruce Wayne from his father, and later Alfred asks the same question. In both cases the answer seems straightforward, “so we can learn to pick ourselves up.”

A very true statement and teaches the importance of not giving up, that falling is just part of the learning process. However, there is another answer to that question, one that I think is just as important but not used in the movie.

We fall, because we tried.

So often we look at the results we forget the learning and growth that happens because of the trial. We forget that for every success there are many, many failures and we continue on.

We forget that in order to fall, to fail, we have to make the attempt, and that’s where the real strength and courage is, to make the attempt even if we don’t know we’ll be successful. Remember, you cannot achieve if you do not try.

So, when was the last time you fell?

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