Most people seem to accept that we are not defined by our failures, even if they struggle to internalize it. We identify with the implicit premise that there is an essence to humanity that transcends extrinsic outcomes, particularly when the outcome is negative. This just feels right to us because losing or failing at something sucks old car tires and that’s not a feeling that people want tied to their being. So, it’s easy to feel that feeling and say, “That’s not me. That is just this situation, I am bigger than this shitty feeling.” However, if you believe that, which I think most people do, then that means that we are also not defined by our successes
Interviewer- So, I’m sitting down with Scott Fauble, runner for Northern Arizona Elite and Hoka One One ahead of the New York City ½ Marathon. Scott, welcome to New York, how’s it going?
Scott Fauble- It’s going great, thanks for having me!
Int- Well, technically you’re having yourself on this interview because I am a fake personality you created because you weren’t asked to do any real interviews but still want attention.