I think life is like the game of Monopoly. Each player begins with a small amount of chips. Not much. That will not buy hotels, but it can make a start. For some life goes well. They gain a little. The little gives them possibilities to get more property. Little gains and little losses, but they make progress and eventually they can buy hotels. Some never gain that little to begin with. They linger with a small pocket full knowing what they could do if they had more. Once they run out of chips they check out. It could be money or it could be simply respect and love of others that are the chips in real life. You gain a little and the little you had can prove to you you can get more. Some gain a little but never enough to make a life worth living. There is never enough chips to really buy anything but only knowning what there could be. I think I am running out of chips right now.