"You have to die a few times before you can really live."
I'm having a hard time understanding this. 'To die' is so hard, real and ugly- a misfortune.
Would it be safe to translate it "You have to fail a few times before you really succeed"?
Are they one in the same?
I believe in failure, however I don't believe it's a necessity. Many can go through life without the memories of failing, only thoughts of mere bumps in the journey of life. I spent most of my days at a stable when in middle and high school, there was a sign that said "You have to learn how to fall before you learn to ride." I took this to heart. I fell a few times, getting back on that horse helped me grow with a heart full of courage.
I believe in pushing yourself. Pushing yourself to step out of the comfort zone. Yes, its very uncomfortable, but you have to train yourself to not look back.
I have nearly mastered this.
Continously experiencing new and foreign emotions.
Not 'to die,' but to live! I say nay to the above quote, You have to live a few times, before you can REALLY live.
My Soap Box.