Nowhere that I've seen does failure cost so much in human life as in Japan, where annual suicides have topped 30,000 for nearly a decade. In Japan, failing casts embarrassment over one and an immediate family, and the solution is to kill oneself. This in one of the most industrialized nations on the planet.
Although religion and other factors have been attributed to the prevention of suicides in certain countries, it's not really that way in Japan, where the drive to always succeed places tremendous pressure on many citizens. We should all relax -- we're only here for a short time on this earth, tight? Learning to not be afraid of failing is one of the most important lessons we can take in.