I'm not a proud person with a large ego, and thanks so much for sharing, Tenacious. Also, good username !
I just happened to have been really happy exactly at the time this Hell started, 8 years ago in 2006.
I have laughed for as long as I could, even when my life was a pathetic piece of tiny, tiny garbage. But now it's worse than that, and I still laugh, I still produce music, I still try hard, hard, hard.
I just don't take as many showers because I'm too tired, so I smell like sht sometimes ! :p