While I used to be driven by the possibility of “nobility,” now I’m driven by pragmatism. I realized that every chance I have, every opportunity I’ve been given, is a privilege and a gift; as I’ve grown older and examined the world around me, I’ve seen that some people are born without chance or opportunity. Or given such a razor-slim margin of it that they might as well be completely bereft of it.
When I pass up opportunity by knowingly procrastinating or being sloppy, then I have lost my perspective and declared through my actions that I can count on solely on luck.
That’s not the message I want to broadcast.