I've always heard that if life gives you lemons, make lemonade and it sounds like good advice, but if life didn't give you sugar and water, where are you?
It's like when I was a kid and life gave me a lump of coal in my stocking. I bet I spent half my childhood looking for Superman so he could squeeze it into a diamond. (Although I did catch that tooth fairy and made him work on it for six months.) I should have known any fairy couldn't change that lump of coal.
If you ask me, Life is pretty crappy to us kids.