Someone you love may make a bad choice. Don't judge them. Comfort them.
Success isn't just measured by the size of your bank account, your social popularity, or the type of car that you drive. A far more useful measure of success is how valuable you are as a person and the impact that you make in the lives of the people around you. Money is a false measure of success because it only measures your material worth, not your personal worth. You are more than your bank account; you are a unique person who should never forget that they have intrinsic value.
Don't rely on magical thinking to save the day. Making promises to yourself that aren't based on truth will provide false hope. Be practical and try to find a genuine solution.