Stop conceiving a life of fairy tales. Life isn't a fairy tale at all. It is a real world filled with real people who has to make real choices. Start living, and stop denying your existence in a real world. If you think can survive in this competitive world without facing real issues, then you got to wake and smell the coffee.
It is your "real" life in a real world. What you make out of it will strongly depend on your personal choice. Your choice of environment, social group or so-called friends. Your choice of food, drink and dress. Your choice to become or not become; your choice to do or not do; to say or not say; to think or not think; to watch or watch not. They will all unravel a path of either success or ultimate destruction.
Don't spend your days wondering... "What if..", or thinking, "I should have...". Don't waste your time! Self pity will sink you so low, you may never get out of that cave. It's is time to take responsibility for yourself. Think wisely! Our failures is a fuel to success. Don't let it rob you of true enjoyment and real experience in life. Be real! Be true to yourself and your road to success will brighten.
Learn to discover yourself. Explore the world of opportunities, but never allow anything to destroy your dignity. “Remember this, - that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life." - Marcus Aurelius