Did you cheat when you were a kid?
Playing games, Monopoly, cards, whichever. Where you one of those savvy kids that knew all the tricks and would cheat in order to win?
I didn’t have any interest any learning the tricks that would enable me to easily win a game.
And that trait kept with me all my life.
I didn’t take advantage of knowing someone at a good newspaper to get my first job as a journalist. I went on applying for other places and got it by my self-merit.
I’m not sure I did well choosing the long way around it. I didn’t see practical advantages of it. While other people that took advantage of having friends in high places went on to have a more successful career.
Today, I will take advantage of any help for my children. Life is hard enough as it is, let alone us choosing the hard way.