I'm going to put "Man, I wish I hadn't moved out on my own and stayed in my parents' house until I was at least 26. What a mistake!" up there with "Man, I wish I'd never moved to the coast. What a mistake!"

Sure, there are people who actually say and believe the first statement. They also failed to learn from life coming at them with a flurry of punches and are still waiting for their next handout. It's probably coming from the federal government in a couple days on the first of the month. They have all you to thank for that regular handout. But they probably lack the perspective for thanks.

Does $hit happen to us we don't ask for? Of course. Such is life and it's up to each of us to still persevere.