Failure is really when we seem to give up in life...when either we cannot stand anymore, or refuse to stand. Who does not fail? Did we come here perfect?
We fail or stumble every day. America is full of motivational speakers, and the truly great ones, indeed even our loving Bill Holland here on Hub Pages, can tell us a thing or two about failure.
Somehow these people have learnt to find the Light and shine it into the darkness, to come out WHOLE. Failure is when we either can't or cease to do what they have done.
Yes...yes, failure helps us, and like the Divine Potter, it is continually molding and shaping us into better today's and more promising tomorrows.
We are a family of Lovers and what matters to us should be a positive approach to Self, empathy and the service of God and man. Without this selflessness, the spiritual Heart will find it difficult to expand. No self-expansion equates to no happiness; no Peace.
So I assume JK has her ow version. Mine is only one view point. Much Love, my Sweet.