I dropped out of my University Studies in England. I resonate deeply with how you point out that we should appreciate failure, instead of running from it.
After some travelling, I moved to Canada near to Vancouver to study Philosophy. Toughest 2 years of my life. But completely worth it. I think of it as even beautiful, as I look back.
I became an Atheist by dropping out, actually, interestingly enough.
I actually wrote about it a little bit if anyone is interested