Rock bottom is a very solid platform to work off for obvious reasons. But there is a corollary thought in regards to this concept. It might be that there is no such pre planned or finite definition of “rock bottom” even subjectively for the individual, but rather rock bottom could be a concept that is only understand from “hindsight”.
In other words when someone gets out of their rut, they look back on their turning point and call it “rock bottom”. In this rock bottom could be seen as a certain bottom we might definitely hit on our journey down…or it might be an endless spiral that needs external factors to form in order to finally “exist”.
I have some ideas on what these factors might be, and reasons they might not be previously identified.