A quote from Mrs Warren’s Profession:
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I dont believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they cant find them, make them.”
Another reason why I love Literature is that it helps me understand how naively this statement was made.
Many people who succeed in life claim that they got up and made the circumstances they needed to succeed in. Ironically, these are the very people who are born into fortunate circumstances. Just like Donald Trump. With a small loan of a million dollars, of course he shagged his life off trying to make it big without the help of his family’s wealth.
What these people have never experienced is the poorer circumstances that many other people face. Where would Donald Trump be if he never got that million dollars? Probably working his ass off at McDonald’s supporting Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
It’s hard and cruel and unfair when you find yourself flailing in unfortunate circumstances. And to make the most out of unfavourable conditions? People make it sound so easy. It’s actually pretty hard.