Rock bottom’s pretty much what it sounds like. We use it to describe someone at their lowest point; a situation where things couldn’t get any worse. When we speak about someone else hitting rock bottom, it’s usually in a tone mixed with both sympathy and pity. We think, “poor thing, I hear they’re going to rehab.” What we fail to acknowledge is that a rock bottom moment’s usually the best catalyst for change.
I think I must be the only person who thinks rock bottom’s a good thing.