I think we are a product of all our experiences.
I think the American Dream says that anything can happen if you work hard enough at it and are persistent and have some ability. The sky is the limit to what you can build and what can happen to you and your family.
I think life is sort of like a competition whether it’s in sports or it’s achieving in school or it’s achieving good relationships with people. And competition is a little bit of what it’s all about.
I remember the mentoring experiences of some teachers that I had like a second term home room teacher in public school that really was very helpful to me.