Yeah, poor Bret....getting to do exactly what he loved to do and becoming a millionaire in the process....
And we ALL have family and friends tragedies, it's just that ours don't get publicized. IMO Bret could have exorcised a lot of personal demons by giving his old man a good smack to the chops when he was grown.
And the same can be said for the workplace.
Every job site, in every field, in every part of the world has problems like politics, lies, backstabbing, accidents, etc.
But, unlike a large percentage of those jobs, Bret's offered a lot of fun and good times, as well as fringe benefits like fame, fortune, traveling, and banging a plethora of women on every continent he visited. That's a job that has the same problems as most others, but came with rewards that few others offer.