No, people are just people. No winners, no losers, just people. Not everybody wants the same things in life, nor does everybody have the same opportunities. Where I grew up, just having a full time job and not being on benefits was considered a success. Not going to prison, or being a drug addict, and not spending your whole life on the estate was considered hugely successful.
Different backgrounds and different communities have different ideas of success. My wife has two brothers, both went to private school. One is an accountant on about £80,000 a year, the other is a plumber on about £45,000. The plumber feels like a loser, though, despite the fact that he earns a good wage, has his own house, works hard and has a good family. Because he went to private school and all his old friends are working in finance in the city, he feels like a failure because he does manual labour. If he’d come from the estate where I grew up, he’d feel totally different. It’s all about perspective.
Last edited by Ray McCarthy; 08-19-2019 at 05:01 AM.