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    from a perspective of need or failure.

    We all start from a perspective of need or failure. (Brian Mills, Three Times Three Equals Twelve, page 10)

    Does from a perspective of need or failure mean from a perspective of need or from a perspective of failure?
    Last edited by sitifan; 09-Nov-2015 at 09:18.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: from a perspective of need or failure.

    It is not clear what the sentence means.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: from a perspective of need or failure.

    I guess it means that we all start certain things because we have needs or because we have failed and want to change things. However, as Bhaisahab says, it isn't very clear.

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