- Published: Tuesday, 19 April 2011 09:49
- Written by By Shane Jolley, Guest Columnist
“Those who belong to a certain order of society - people who make big decisions that affect all of us - don’t seem to have much sense of their own fallibility. Being unacquainted with failure, the kind that can’t be interpreted away, may have something to do with the lack of caution that business and political leaders often display in the actions they undertake on behalf of other people.” - Matthew B. Crawford in Shopclass as Soulcraft
The kind of failure referred to above, is the concrete measurable kind, like when the electrical is repaired but the lights don’t work, the crop is planted but fails to grow, or your bike is fixed but fails to shift gears. It’s failure that carries direct consequences, not the subjective failure of the bureaucratic world where one can usually spread the blame around or duck it completely.