No where along the way does anyone teach how to cope with failure. I believe the Sophomore year of high school after one semester learning about health they need one semester of mental health and coping skills. They teach geometry but not how to set boundaries. They teach proper grammar but not how to speak kindly. The biggest drawback is finding a teacher that isn't in need of mental health lessons for themselves. Some people proclaim that parents should teach this....that would be great if the parents are emotionally healthy. Sadly in our never ending race to succeed and failure is not acceptable we are raising a generation that has no idea how to cope when their world falls apart. I was blessed with a counselor that patiently taught me that failure does not define me. My reaction to failure does.