Markgway wrote:It's also trite and simple-minded. People don't always get the life they deserve.
Plenty of people have started out with a shit start to life but have gone on to be successful/done well in life also.
It's a bit simple-minded to think like that. Not everything in life goes as we want it to go. Sometimes, 'life' kicks you in the face and fucks it all up. And sometimes, you never even had a chance to begin with.
A lot of those people you mentioned will be the first to point out that there was also alot of 'luck' involved to get where they are now. You have to be in the right place, at the right time, and be among the right people who will have to recognize your qualities.
Yes, the first step is always one you have to take yourself, just like the 2nd, and the 3rd. And you have to try and keep walking in the direction you want to be heading... but sometimes you just hit a dead-end, you trip and break a leg, the goalposts suddenly get changed, or whatever.
If everything was as simple as just wanting it and going out to get it, we'd all be lying on a beach somewhere alongside our supermodel girlfriend cause we're already financially independent. We'd all be footballstars with a contract with NIKE, or we'd be preparing our Oscar-speeches.
I once had big dreams, and I had the talent/qualities back then to probably achieve some of those dreams, and then my body flunked out on me ...
Now I have relatively small dreams, and even those seem hard to accomplish for me TBH. Simple stuff like just finding a place to live with my girlfriend (housingmarket in Holland is fuckeddddd up, especially for people in our situation), starting a family, breeding some baby ninjas, having some animals to take care of, and just growing old together, is very difficult to accomplish right now. Sadly.