Sometimes, we over think things in our lives, and talk ourselves out of doing "stuff" for this reason or that reason.
The Universe is set up so that everything is perfect! So whether we take a job and do not stay at it for long, or if we meet the person that we think we can live with forever, and it ends suddenly, it IS all perfect. Each part of the weaving of life is an adventure that provides us with experience that we do not know we will need until much later in life.
The Universe does a fantastic job of prepping us for what is to come. And yes, even addictions and crime play a part in the weaving of life. Each of those themes is something that we must learn in this lifetime, either as a balance for what has been or for what is to come.