If you believe in Karma, what do you think you've done in your pre-existence that led to the life you're now living?
Well, I am fortunate in my friends (in this life), so if reward is involved, I have been rewarded for friends who were (perhaps) not so favorable in my last life. The friends I have now are amazing people. If there's a lesson I have yet to learn, it's the lesson of patience. I want to have patience, but my problem is that I want to have it NOW!