Not directed at any particular event, moment, or person. Just my observations and general thoughts.
Life is what you make it. If you constantly tell yourself that life is shit, people are a let down, the whole world is set against you, and your weekend is ruined before it has even begun, then yes. Yes, that is of course what it will feel like. The power of the subconscious mind. If you believe something with such strength and conviction, then eventually it will become your reality. It works both ways. Positive psychology - learning to love and becoming a more fulfilled being. Or negatively - a glass half empty. Pessimistic belief systems, and a faithless and doubting mind. Not only impacting your own life, but also the lives of those around you. We are not all perfect. In fact, there is not a soul on this earth who IS perfect, and I am as imperfect as the person next to me. But I wish that more people were able to see past their own small world and into the bigger world they live in. To realize that they are only one miniscule part of a huge jigsaw puzzle, bigger than we could ever imagine. To understand that their thoughts and actions are not the only ones that matter. And to learn that if they want something to happen and if they are so unbearably and so passionately ready for change - then make it happen. Do something about it. Be the change that you so desperately wish for. If you don't at least try, life will always remain the same.
It's about working with what you've got. Not about wishing you had more/something different. We can strive towards our aims and ambitions. That's a healthy outlook and shows that the future is possible. But it reminds me of the old saying, whereby life is referred to as a pack of cards, and we learn to play with the cards we are dealt, however unfair that may seem. Even if the 'good guy' always receives the bad hand, and the 'bad guy' seems to escape unscathed. Even if good deeds are unrecognized or even punished.
Whether you are a good guy or a bad guy, the person who has unconditional faith in all, or the person who is the first to blame and throw stones toward the firing line, the same goes for all. Sometimes the only one you can safely rely upon is yourself. Most definitely not as easy and straight forward as it sounds, but when it comes to it - it is pretty accurate.
Empowerment and belief. Not just a pessimistic opportunist.