i was set free because my greatest fear had been realised and i was still alive. and i still had a daughter whom i adored. and i had an old typewriter. and a big idea. and so rock bottom became solid foundation on which i rebuilt my life.
you might never fail on the scale i did. but some failure in life is inevitable. it is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you lived so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all. in which case you fail by default.