That kind of culture

Posted: April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized
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One of my most favorite Disney movies has to be Meet the Robinsons. I love this movie. It was about a young man whose last name was Robenson and he was a scientist as well as an orphan who never got picked for adoption oh did I mention that his inventions never seemed to work just right. The boy travels ahead in time on an adventure and meets some interesting people. He is showing the people he meet an invention of his and it goes haywire. He looks around waiting for the disapproval that seems to always accompany failure and is instead rewarded with cheering!


The scientific method is a way in which a scientist can ask and answer scientific questions and answer questions through experimentation and observation. The steps are as follows:

    • Ask a Question
    • Do Background Research
    • Construct a Hypothesis
    • Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
    • Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
    • Communicate Your Results

failure in science is merely an opportunity to adjust one s hypothesis.  I think that the scientific method should be applied and used in all fields of human endeavor.  Asking questions, drawing conclusions and applying proofs isn’t that what we do everyday?

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We will make mistakes. Everyday we will make mistakes and in our culture mistakes are usually not treated as learning experience, but as a source of shame and blame.  That kind of culture is counterintuitive to progress. That kind of culture steeped in the demand for perfection is to be part of a culture that cannot survive.

To survive a culture or way of life must learn adapt and evolve based on knowledge that the culture has learned form their mistakes. While judgement may help to keep order, when used incorrectly judgement can stop a civilization in it’s tracks and do far more harm than good.

The kind of culture we must embrace is one in which we celebrate and learn from mistakes.

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.







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