I am going to be the devil's advocate. What I have learned so far is that most of the time life stinks. Sorry, but that's the way it is. While everything you say has worth and value, it doesn't always go that way. I am nearing the end of my life. (I think) I am now alone as my husband of 59 years died. Of two sons, only one is supportive. My outlook is bleak and I will not be sorry to go.