Why are we afraid to make mistakes?

We recently read this article and found the following paragraph: “In science, you make your mistakes in public. You show them off so that everybody can learn from them. This way, you get the benefit of everybody else’s experience, and not just your own idiosyncratic path through the space of mistakes.”

This made us think about why we’re afraid to make mistakes at work, for instance? Is it because we are told that mistakes are not tolerated at work? Could it be our education, from our family and school, that mistakes should be avoided at all cost or hidden when they happen?

Mistakes-Precious Life Lessons

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