They failed, but so what? A dropout, a fashionista, a scholar and a fighter share what failure taught them

(Clockwise from left) Mr Jeremy Jude, Ms Annabel Law, Ms Tina Lim Long and Mr Dominic Nah. ST PHOTOS: FELINE LIM, GIN TAY, DESMOND FOO
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SINGAPORE - Behind every success is at least one failed attempt, but people do not like to talk about the times they did not succeed.

Singaporeans might be more afraid of failure than most. The Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa), which identifies strengths and gaps in education systems, found in 2018 that Singaporean students were more afraid of failure than their peers globally.

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