Freedom of thought is scary, but it’s the only way to break out of the self imposed prison of fear. Freedom to fail is a freedom to learn. Take that away and the only learning that occurs is how to avoid the judgement of those that see failure as something to be maligned. I was once in a team meeting where it was said that everything was on the table for consideration and immediately the leader blurted out what was not on the table. Clearly a freedom of thought was not present in the rest of the meeting and potential options were not considered.