“Circumstances don’t make the man, they only reveal him to himself” 

– Epictetus


We all have different stories and circumstances that define our history.  We’re from different parts of the world, our families are different (but all crazy), and were raised differently.  

At some point, you have to play the hand you’re dealt.  You may play it differently if you have pocket aces versus having a two-seven offsuit, but you can still win either way. 

We didn’t ask to be born into a wealthy mansion in the Hamptons, or for a disability or for a parent that didn’t love us.  

The circumstances in which you were born are not your fault and they’re not your credit.  Your circumstances do not define you.  

Look at our new circumstances: we’re all quarantined.  Rich, poor, attractive, ugly – it doesn’t matter. The playing field has been evened out.  It’s your turn to make an impact. 

So there you go.  You have your hand.  You’re not sure what cards your opponents are holding, but you damn well better believe you can still win the hand, someway, somehow.  

You’ll only know if you try.

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