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Usually when people say "... with that attitude", they're not saying it in a complimentary way.

I'd be interested in hearing what about my attitude you object to.

Probably the bit about being mortified about screwing up. It's certainly not an attitude that's going to jive with the majority of the HN audience. Embrace failure, learn from your mistakes, etc.

I find that being mortified is a good reason to learn from mistakes -- and not just mine.

Not if you're too scared to take the risks that lead to making them.

There's a difference between taking risks and repeating preventable mistakes. That's what I'm talking about.

When has Facebook ever advocated to do this?

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