The purpose of living this life is to Determine What our Real Purpose Is, My friend. For some, the way is learned quickly, because they have learned how to listen to the inner voice that guides all of us. It is they who have become adept at Living!
Others who don't listen to it but rather choose to follow others, believing that they somehow are more blessed, better informed or chosen by the Creator to be natural leaders, run into difficults which though they are perceived as good have not listened properly. Once they do learn to listen all becomes right for them too!
I choose to listen now and have finally learned what it is that we are truly capable of. We are so much more than we are told. The path is always open to those who ask, seek and knock. Once that is done then they will attain it by the best means possible.