The FIAL or "Official Seal of Epic Failure" has become a symbol of self-deprecation. This tongue-in cheek designation is often used in a humorous way to acknowledge a situation that has gone wrong or not as planned. The phrase "official seal", while implying authority, is often used to convey a lighthearted and self aware tone. It is often used as a way to laugh at mistakes or mishaps, rather than be taken as a serious declaration. FIAL is often used in internet culture as a joke or meme. It's an easy way to make fun of your own mistakes, or to tease someone else in a playful manner. The FIAL is a way of embracing these mishaps and embracing them with humor. It's an important reminder that we shouldn't take ourselves too serious all the time and that it is important to find humor in our mistakes. Next time you're in a less than ideal situation, don’t be afraid to grab the FIAL and laugh at it. It's part of being human to embrace our mishaps and laugh about them.