It is easy to say, “Life is tough, nobody is ever going to hand you anything.” Untrue. Sometimes life does hand you something and when it does, don’t be so proud as to not have the sense to take it. When life throws you a freebie, grab that sucker. Maybe the intent of such was for you to enrich your life, learn from that, and pass on the opportunities.
Stay a prideful, stubborn, fool and you’ll remain exactly that.