“Failures are the Pillars of Success” – so it is said. Failure is the happening which is not wanted by anybody. On the other hand, exactly the opposite is what everybody wants – success.
Epic Fails involve two words – Epic and Fail. To understand what is Epic Fail it has to be understood what is Epic and what is Fail.
Originally the meaning of the word Epic is a type of poetry, usually very long, and tells the story of the building of a nation. But nowadays Epic can be defined in different aspects. It is one of the most overused words, next to fail. We use the term Epic for something which is awesome and / or long lasting.
The word is nowadays used to mean something which is positive. So comes the terms Epic Win or Epic Failure etc. People use the terms as phrase which always follow a story about something considered as an Epic in character.
By the word Failure usually we mean the situation when we lose. This loss may be in the field of sports or studies or in any other incident. When we cannot win a football or cricket or hockey match or any other sports event we name it as a failure. When we cannot secure qualifying marks to pass in an examination we call it a failure. Even when we cannot explain our ideas to others we consider it as a failure.
But if we think deeply, Failure is not exactly what we mean. Even if we lose a match we can impress the spectators with our skills. Even if we cannot secure qualifying marks in an examination our effort can impress the people we want to impress. So in these cases we cannot consider ourselves as failed.
So Failure can be described as a situation when we cannot achieve our target which we ourselves fix. Only this situation describes the term accurately.
If we consider a situation, that a person is going to sit without even noticing where the seat is and falls down, can be consider as an Epic Failure because the situation is short, funny and at the same time has a long lasting effect as the pain of falling remains a long time, even the bones may have a fracture which may take a long time to heal up.