Hope and the Right to Improve
The right to improve and better yourself is, in my opinion, one of the most important things a person has. Whether you’re from a repressed minority that is unfairly denied opportunities, a broken home you never want to re-create or ‘just’ a poor family that never seems to get any breaks the hope that you can do better if you’re willing to work hard, persist and keep trying is something you can hold on to in the darker hours, days and, unfortunately sometimes, months.
As with most of the important things we often take them for granted and forget we even have them until they are stripped from us. Most of us are lucky enough that we can keep the hope of better things to come alive without fighting for it. But every now and again you should stop and take a look at where you are, where you’ve been, where you want to be and how far away from it you are. And then adjust like hell to keep yourself moving.
To Jeans, who was too short-sighted to realise what he had until he gave it away, thanks for putting me back on the path.