Xenocide This is a far better ending to the Harry Potter series than the one we got. Ron hits the sauce, lives on Hagrid's couch for six months, gets kicked out, uses his celebrity as Harry's sidekick to eke out a living appearing at wizard mall openings. Spends it all on stout. Regrets nothing.
Meanwhile, in an alternate universe:
cognitivedissonance Bear in mind that he's functionally illiterate due to the poor educational standards of Hogwarts, and due to being entirely institutionalized within the Wizarding society, he doesn't even have welfare to fall back on. He can't even legally use magic to summon money without goblins ordering a hit on him, and his family name is tarnished forever due to his father's acquiesence to the Voldemort regime within the Ministry of Magic.