We always point to the ones that succeeded. Yet, what about all those hopefuls who wrote children books that never got published, not even after a 1000 letters? What about all the refugees that also had hopes and dreams? This post is just a new version of the ‘if you want it, you can get it.’ (when you are lucky enough to be healthy, young, good looking and have access to many opportunities). It’s American Dream propaganda. Yes, never give up. And read Fooled by Randomness to discover how important luck is as well. And check the number of fallen along to road, to see how few actually make it to the impossible. Oh, wasn’t that the 1% everyone else is complaining about? I’m so glad so many follow a path that has heart and meaning as well, and not just blind ambition.