A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
This is a literal translation of what David Brinkley said. A castle can indeed be built from trash. But I find Mr. Brinkley’s quote deeper than that. It appears to me that the bricks are stuff that people had used to hurt you, something that could have brought you to your knees, could have made you bled, incapacitated, in the worst extent mutilated and in the end using those factors that maimed you to fight back and win. Classic superhero stuff? Maybe. Didn’t superman get really hurt before he fights back and rise to the occasion worthy of his cape? Has that happened to you? Or currently happening? Are you in a state where you take all the blame or the worst stuff at work or in the community? Does it appear at times, seems unbearable and there is no reason for you to suffer that? Has there been a bad falling out, deal gone bad, lost commitment or lost contract and you are the one blamed for all because you are the CHEESE? The one who don’t have anyone to point a finger on as you are the last in line? Are you young doing the hazing? Or old and stuck?
We’ll good news for you, life doesn’t stay like that unless you let it. You were given by God a body and mind equipped to survive (if with disability, the other senses or extremity compensates, it is still survival). The mind to comprehend, the mouth to speak it out, the eyes to ensure they are listening to you, the ears that hears their reply, the hands that steadies you as you take everything in and the lips to smile as you acknowledge your win.
Grab the chance, use the bricks, it made you stronger, they would need a huge block to get your attention. But the bricks is a necessity, believe it or not. Some might have gone through easier than you, but I assure you their foundation couldn’t be stronger than yours. Your resolve will not be shaken definitely, not as much as them who made it easy. Hang tough, once the villains finish their torment, its done, now it’s your turn, make it sweet. You deserve it!
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