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Fear of mistakes kills our creativity

I don’t remember where I caught this phrase. I would like to think I made it up myself, but, unfortunately, I guess I borrowed it from a smart guy. The fear of mistake is very common for people living in the territory of Lithuania and, I am sure, to all habitants of former U.S.S.R. , despite possible Polish, Russian, Jewish or other mixture of their blood. We fear a lot. What if I fail? What would others think and say? If I fail I will be a looser. If I do something, I might loose money or, it’s even worse, when we think that we won’t earn anything. Eastern Europeans don’t do things they are not paid for. Such jobs are meant for artists and loosers. So we get stuck in our “home-work-home” routine and share our miseries in a circle of friends on the weekend: somehow life is not exactly what we wanted it to be. It’s all because we are scared to make a mistake. We are not scared of ourselves – we are scared of others. Let’s read!