VAT: The bitter pit of success

Our failed efforts can be very valuable, depending on whether we learn from them or blame them on others. If they teach us about ourselves and keep us hungry, we increase our chances of realizing success in the future. If we blame others, our failures are worthless.

The fruit of success is delicious; best to share it with others, not keep it all for ourselves; best to not greedily devour the fruit as in so doing we may inadvertently swallow its bitter pit, a painful exercise which in turn reduces our chances of realizing success in the future.