Success is a complex thing. We do not live in a meritocracy. A lot of people in positions of power or relative success have been helped along the way by luck, discrimination, the invisible influence of privilege, chance encounters.
Sometimes hard workers get further than those with natural talent who take it easy; sometimes vice versa. Sometimes super-talented, hard-working people wind up in careers of unfulfilling mediocrity because they don’t have the confidence or the chutzpah to make or take the opportunities that others might leap at.
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