I love seeing disastrous failures!
No, it’s not schadenfreude.
If I see someone being successful, it’s easy to come up with reasons I can’t duplicate their achievements: I’m not as smart. I’m too shy. I didn’t go to Harvard. I’m ugly and my mother dresses me funny.
But I can always learn something from a failure. And here’s a particularly adorable one with lots of lessons for me.
Meet Jinx the Wonderdog!
What can we learn from this video disaster with four legs and a tail?
- Keep your cool. Did you see that handler ever express her frustration with Jinx?
- Be there for your dog. I loved that her person caught Jinx as she leapt off the dog walk.
- Show affection. None of the commentary about Jinx seemed mean-spirited. She was amusing and lovable and everyone knew it. Even if she was also being a pain in the butt.
Thank you, Jinx.