Failure is a perception

Red mark. X. Stern looks. Dejected eyes, all signify failure.

Adults are told that failure is perception and one must look at the learnings. But why isn’t 5-year-old Cindy given the same when she scores 2/10 in her Math test or when a teenager is third in a race?

We are constantly discussing success and reinventing the perception of failure. And what do the forms in which we fail to say about who