"As humans we all play host to vulnerability and imperfection. They are the universal parasites that infect and constrain us all. Admitting ones failure is, and always will be, the hardest part. Mistakes will happen despite our best intentions. Attempting to prevent them entirely is a fool's errand. What defines a person is how well they tailor imperfection and failure to their advantage."
Remember, there are always casualties when it comes to the pursuit of something greater . . . up to, and including, ourselves.