I had an incident this week that made me understand that New York is not a city for beginners. I made some naive mistakes in trusting people that I should not have trusted, and ended up trying to resolve the case by myself, which did not turn the situation to my favor. I will not get into the details, but I can tell you that a substantial sum of money was lost because of my stupidity. I learned a very valuable lesson about myself and that people not always are as upright and okay as they seem.
I also learned how much it means to have just a couple of good friends around, and in the end - the first week turned out good because of that.