Human foibles and failure. We’ve all had our share during the course of our lives, to varying degrees. Some disappointments and blunders are inevitable; what matters most is how we cope with and learn from them. The Irish novelist James Joyce famously wrote, “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” Thirteen-year-old Sophie Grosswendt talks about how she’s learned to cope with failure.
Sophie Grosswendt is in the seventh grade at the Gordon School in East Providence. She lives with her family in Cranston.