All I have in life is my new appetite for failure
The fear of change forces some people to almost relish failure in a way. To continue living in the present is much more comforting than looking ahead into the future. It also has to do with his environment.
In Compton, the people are put in a environment which sets them up to fail. Living there, he feels the need or appetite for failure. His hunger is growing, pushing him toward failure. This fear has caused him to become addicted to alcohol, which keeps him from being successful at anything other than getting what causes him to fail.
It’s even more poignant because the hunger for failure is a paradoxical statement (failure depletes one of energy instead of providing sustenance) — yet it’s a necessary element all artists have. The thing that alcohol provides (release and catharsis) is also what one seeks in his art. As the writer Samuel Beckett said, “Fail better”
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