Hi there, and welcome to the first issue in 2020. I also want to welcome the new subscribers warmly. It’s fantastic that you’re here!
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my achievements and failures. The online magazine Negative White that I’ve found with my brother turns ten this year. So it’s the perfect opportunity to take a look back.
We tend to remember the highlights. They’re comfortable, something we can proudly share with others. Failures, on the other hand, are much harder to admit. Nothing groundbreaking here. However, while American culture celebrates failure to an almost perverted extent, Europeans tend to go silent if it comes to the topic. Both tendencies don’t seem to be healthy.
Let’s not beat around the bush: Failure sucks. Nobody likes it, and celebrating it as the US entrepreneurs do is – forgive me – bullshit.