Who You Choose to Be

“I am not a product of my circumstances, I am a product of my decisions.” -Stephen Covey

Each of us are born into different circumstances, some better than others. The great thing about life, however, is that it doesn’t matter how much money you have, what kind of clothes you wear, or where you live. We can always make something of ourselves, despite our circumstances. Some people are born into families where they are surrounded by people who don’t care for Liberty, and prefer the comfort. This doesn’t mean you can’t be different. You can be something incredible if you want to be something incredible. Most of those we honor as heros today weren’t born rich, famous, or educated. Each of them had to work to receive an education and become the person they’re known to be. That said, if you are one of the people out there who is blessed to grow up with a real education, use it. Don’t just think that since you were lucky enough to be born into fortunate circumstances that you don’t have to work to become something better. There is always room for improvement so use the knowledge you’ve been given to make a difference. For those of you who aren’t as lucky, you are in control of who you will be remembered as. You can sulk and pity your circumstances, or you can read the writings of the wise people who came before us to educate yourself. All of us have the ability to look on the internet and have the writings we need right in front of us for free in seconds. Use it. No one is remembered for doing nothing. Please, take advantage of what you have, whether it be little or abundant. You are who you choose to be.

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