“Poor people are to blame for being poor, while successful people, they aren’t originally full with talent. They are just lucky.”
This statements echoed again and again inside of my head recently after I finished reading a history book. A talented boy, treated as a slave just because his parents are slaves. On the other side, a girl just born in luxury as her parents are a ruler of the kingdom. Well, they are really an extreme example, although the case is still happening in our current world. God created human with all equality, but humans, with all their complicated system, with or without intention, created a world with special stratum inside.
Well, I’m not going to discuss that here. I’m just gonna talk about the statements. Because somehow, through them, I know better about myself. How can I realize it? It simple. Just see and remember your past. In my case, I started from my childhood. There you’ll find how you approach this statements.
Up until now, few people said that I’m so smart and talented. Actually, compared to other “talented” man, I am absolutely nothing. I am truly no one in this world, just a common random people in the community. Oh yea, why I wrote talented with an inverted comma? Because I simply want to show that I am denying talent. Yes, you can say that I am more hardworking than talented man. But normally people didn’t see the process, and they just think that I am a talented person.
I would not deny about hard working. Due to many events since my childhood, I see hardworking as a savior from poorness. My parents were the first to show me that. They show me their best, to make a good living in this cruel world. They try to give me a better future, a good start. They give me an idea about what is the important thing in this world in order to survive. If I simplify it into some attributes, they would be strength/constitution, intelligence/wisdom, and agility/dexterity. But they aren’t complete without this last attribute, the Godly attribute. It is luck.
So, in a way, I’m not against the statements. They are quite true. My family and friends know about my hard work side. But what they really acknowledge is my true trait, luck. I’m not smart enough, but when I picked the answer randomly, the percentage of the answer being true is high. Or, I can win some lottery. Because of my effort, increasing the value of other attributes, the power of luck sometimes gives me greater effect. So I believe the combination all of this attributes can give us the ‘successful’ title. But don’t depend on luck. I was there, at ‘almost successful’ stage, but I was dozed, and stop improving myself and hoping that the fortune still playing on my hand. But yeash, here I am, starting again from the scratch.
So, guys, it’s all only my opinion. Don't push your luck. Just grind yourself to the max level, so you can avoid depending on your luck. And yeash, feel free to think, and answer: how you approach these statements? :)