Hard Work Does Not Equal Success

even if that’s what people tell you…

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America, the land of opportunity (but not equal opportunity)

The American culture tries to desperately instill the idea that success is an equal opportunity available to everyone — that the rich and successful are all people who earned their wealth through hard work.

Uncontrollable circumstances are the real keys to success

Americans may be optimistic that individual abilities control their success, but the reality of “making it” in life really all boils down to circumstances — how and where you grew up.

Hard work isn’t the main ingredient, but it’s still part of the recipe

Although it may not be the most important quality to lead you to success, hard work shouldn’t be discouraged. Just because you’ve grown up poor and/or are part of a minority doesn’t mean you should just throw in the towel.

When I’m not writing, you can usually find me hanging out with my cats. pricelindy@gmail.com

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