I also remember a conversation I had with one of the women I work with. She was complaining that life was hard. Life is so hard! Don't you think life is hard?
And I said, "Actually I think my life is pretty good right now."
"You are lucky, then."
"Yeah, I am. I sleep indoors, I can eat whenever I want to, and nobody hits me."
I was mostly yanking her chain, but only mostly. As insanely angsty and navel-gazing as I might get sometimes, nobody hits me.