You have to say yes. You have to take every opportunity. You have to work harder. You have to be smarter. And unfortunately, since money is no object to a lot of parents, they use that as leverage to continue pushing you to say yes — until you are a 12 year old in so many activities that you are up at sunrise and going to sleep at midnight.
The Brutal Truth About Growing Up In The Top 1%
Nicolas Cole

Your yes is your yes. Your no is your no. Or it’s not yours any more. And you’re never ever allowed to say “Maybe” or “Perhaps” because that is for the indecisive peons.

And there might be 20 times the opportunities you don’t want as those you do.

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