Here I am, 35 years old in California and my life is great. I am faced with the same challenges every day that most everyone faces, but the one thing I have learned through those challenges is that you have to keep a positive outlook and see past the things that may stand in your way. Life goes on, with or without you. It is really up to you to make what you want happen. No one else will do it for you, and it is no one else responsibility to make your life happen. There is only really one rule to follow and that is the golden rule. Treat others, the way you want to be treated. That's it! If everyone followed that 1 rule life wouldn't be so... well, tough. I have seen the best in people through love and honesty, and the worst in people through evil acts. Death comes on swift wings and your life can be taken at any moment, so enjoy what you can, while you can. You never know when your time will come, and when it does, will you be ready? None of us want to let go of what we had, and what you had was never as good as how you remember it being. Basically what I am trying to say is enjoy life to its fullest, don't get caught up in the bullshit. Take everything at face value, and don't waste your energy on stuff that just fills space. Focus positive energy that helps your life experience as well as those around you. Love life, and it will love you back.