Americans and success
January 31, 2009 8:49pm CST
My firend went out with her fiance's family for dinner. She calls me and tells me the jist of dinner. Anyway, they're not born in America and tell her "In America, a lot of people are failing rigt now, but it's because Americans don't admit their failure. If they fail, always someone else's fault." Do you believe this? Do you think successful people admit failure or blame it on other's?
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2 Feb 09
I think failing is very sad and hard for the person it has happened to.It is a string of events happening not really anybodies fault just the way it has turned out.I don't think anybody likes to admit they have lost everything no matter what country they come from.Mainly it is because someone did not pay or someone let them down but then someone must have let them down as well,there will be a few people who end up belly up and it is a shame for everyone,some do mess up bad and have to blame someone else no matter what the state of the economy it is because they have made a mistake and will not take the blame,or worked hard enough,but these days it is not surprising that so many fail.Like I said it is a bit of a shame for them.
1 Feb 09
I don't think success and failure are about Americans. There are successes and failures everywhere in the world. The people who succeed never complain about failure and those that fail always lay the blame on other people. Cheers!!
• United States
1 Feb 09
Personally I think it really depends on the situation and who the person is. I have seen a lot of successful people here in the USA and then there are some who never really have tried and when they fail they tend to blame it on someone else because they do not want to take any responsibility for themselves as well. Just like with anything else in life, in reality it is up to you to decide what is best for you. When you are really wanting to do something in life you need to get a plan and keep on be willing to try no matter what it takes. Yes, you may fail a time or two, but that is when it is time to pick it back up and try try again. Then no one can really say you never tried as well.