It's not a jungle out there, it's worse. I mean a jungle is more organized and civilized then what we call our own civilization. Think about it, in the jungle there are no murderers, no psychopaths, no jealousy or envy; it's a place where only the strong and brave make it to the next day.
In life if something goes wrong or not the way we anticipated or desired, we just make a big fuss out of it, we go all neurotic and we either put on depression or killer mode. We can't face the fact that well shit happens and we must be able to embrace it/them and move on, don't let them get you down. We need to face our obstacles, and everyone has his own.
Be happy with what you have: your sanity, health, brain where you can think, live and act for yourself that no one else can ever do it for you.
Accept and savor the truth no matter how bad it is. I don't know which is better, living in the dark with all the lies and back stabbing that goes around or simply knowing the truth so that you know how to deal with the occurrences and your surroundings. For me I pick the truth. People sometimes get on my nerve when they don't grab a hold on reality, their reality.
To me friends are a great and undeniable value in a person's life, basically they are vital because we are just not built to pass through life alone. But, know how to pick them. There is a huge category where friends are listed. Your real true friends who basically consist of your siblings most of the time and this should be the case because there is no greater friend then your brother or sister, cherish them deeply.
You have your drinking friends, your party friends and the list goes on and on and remember you basically don't have to go deep into their personal lives, in the end it's a personal choice.
And now comes the most important and meaningful kind of friendship, THE RELATIONSHIP, where you go above and beyond to find your soul mate, your second half. Just like the Greek Myth that states in the era of Zeus and all the great gods and goddesses where it was a time that humans were bonded backwards to each other. Man was very strong since in that case he had 4 legs, 4 arms, 4 eyes and so on. Thus he could run faster, see much better etc. Zeus was angry at the humans' strengths and abilities since he could not do anything to them so he sent his thunder bolt and split the humans up, therefore making us as we know ourselves today INDIVIDUALS. This is when man lost his second half and has been searching for him/her ever since, and people from time to time tend to find their second half :).
Life is not perfect but it's worth living it to the max. Live it with optimism, gratitude, strength, liberty, manners and you shall find joy and success no matter how many obstacles get in your way. Live your dream and don't let anyone tell you that you can't reach them, you are the only one who has the permission to tell yourself what you can and cannot do.
My final word : LIVE :)