To paraphrase a line from Downton Abbey, “I like it when good things come from bad”. We may not realize it at the time, but sometimes a failure can be a blessing in disguise.
Failure happens, but it’s usually not permanent unless you give up. These folks didn’t, and it paid off.
Personally, in 1994 I dropped out of medical school in massive debt, depressed and certain that I was finished. I kept plugging, though, and things have worked out rather well!
Do you have any comeback stories? Do tell!