Life is just that...life, and it doesn't last long - so go savour and flavour it - go enjoy!
There seems so much selfish/self-involved crap around at the moment - whether politicians or neighbours. So many people determined to get more than they have, often sadly at the expense of others.
OK...you don't have as much money as you believe you want. OK...your friend didn't turn into your lover. OK...you are not the absolute toast of the art world. OK...things could be better.
But hey...you have SOME money. You HAVE a friend. You ARE an artist. Things COULD be worse. At least you're alive. As Dr Frankenstein once said "It's alive...it's alive!" - and he seemed pretty pleased with himself, so that should be good enough for anyone.
So, for fucks sake lighten up! SAVOUR and FLAVOUR man...savour and flavour.