I am struck by how many confessions are about getting bad breaks, being on welfare, not getting enough help from parents, etc. etc. FYI: We make our own luck in life. Be glad welfare was there to give you a boost. Don't count on your parents, they have a life too. The sooner you accept these truths, the sooner your life will get better. Live smarter, get responsible for yourself, and stop griping. BTW, no one ever handed me anything. I worked for all I have and am stronger for it.