Taking the road that is already paved and smooth is the easiest but, the road that is cracked and not smooth gives you the chance to make your own.
There are opportunities out there and it is up to each individual to find them.  Look in the mirror and ask yourself what you can do better and never wallow in self-pity. I be...
"When you interact with another, an illusion is part of this dynamic. This illusion allows each soul to perceive what it needs to understands in order to heal." Gary Zukav Q...