“Strike three!” yelled the umpire to the batter.
“We are getting a divorce,” said the couple to their children.
“Sorry. Your work review isn’t good enough. We have to let you go.”
These are three examples of human failure.
The word itself is bad enough, but the experience of failure inevitably happens to us all.
Back in the day, kids had to try out for Little League baseball in my town. After my first tryout, the coaches lined us up on the third base line and picked their teams. I was one of about 12 kids left over.