I wondered why he had to work that hard if he was Michael Jackson. It didn’t occur to me that he had to work that hard because he was Michael Jackson.
It’s true that there is no substitute for talent. But talent without hard work is nothing, nothing at all. It flares briefly and explodes in the grey world, and afterwards we are not sure if it was anything at all.
To put it another way: if wealth is giving you fewer options instead of more (and more varied) options, you’re doing it wrong …