Are risk and failure important for learning?

Risk, failure and relegation have their benefits, despite what a European Super League might suggest

In a potentially huge shake-up of the footballing world, six of the Premier League’s top clubs – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham – are threatening to break away and join a European Super League.

The teams would join 12 of Europe’s best clubs, including AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid.

The controversial proposed new league means no risk of relegation for participating clubs.  But in life, not just in football, isn’t it good to have the risk of failure to help spur you on?


What are your thoughts on this proposal? Do you believe we learn more from failure than we do from success? Is it important to have both in life? Have you ever been an underdog and risen?

Are risk and failure important for learning?

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4 days ago
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Of course, every person has to attempt beyond their abilities at some time in life.
Assuming failure does not result in death then we should try for a little more, a little better, a little kinder.
Just think of Albert Einstein a lowly clerk.
If he had not tried, reached, questioned even facing ridicule, that would have been a life wasted.
19th Apr 2021
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Surely the Premier and Champions League are fine as they are and everyone is making a ton of money from them-well the players do and good luck to them as they only have a few years mainly in their 20s to do it!
19th Apr 2021
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Yes of course how can you learn without the occasional (or many more) failures. I do not understand about this European super team. Why break football when it is not broken?
19th Apr 2021
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If the teams want to play in their Super League let them but they would be barred from ALL domestic competitions,Premier league,FA cup and of course Champions and Europa competitions. They could not qualify because they cannot play as champions.

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