I love this. It is very provocative; I think that the most gripping questions are the what if's that sneak up on you and keep you up at night. It almost makes me think of the song Life is Beautiful, in the beginning when he is talking about how you can't live until you die and you can't learn to tell the truth until you learn to lie. I love that song and have been listening to it over and over so manybe that is the only reason that I see the connection. Oh, well. Very interesting write!
I was very intrigued and wonder what you mean by the ending...What is the world revolves around it?..What is "it"? I didn't understand the "what if failure is a form of pain" part because failure does bring pain, depends on the degree of failure. If it's a history test or something then I guess but if it's something serious...doesn't it bring pain already?