"Lack of failure is not evidence of success."
Sure in the context that statement was made.
Its an opinion based on a HISTORICAL event.
There are many events through life we can learn from.
Yes people make bad choices. Some even end with discovery creating a life one wanted to live. Or a cure for some illness or a way to make a bunch of cash.
Fear can be a wonderfull human emotion that can also cause one to lose the freedoms that are oh so dear to our humanity.
I dont want to live in a box fearing goverment ! But that seems the new reality.
Whats the cost ?
The war on Terror ? Drugs ? etc etc.
Free to die for your country but not on a wood boat