Meritocracy has become a leading social ideal. Politicians across the ideological spectrum continually return to the theme that the rewards of life—money, power, jobs, university admission—should be distributed according to skill and effort.

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Talent and the capacity for determined effort, sometimes called ‘grit’, depend a great deal on one’s genetic endowments and upbringing.

This is where I stopped. Yes of course, genetics. So there’s no hope, let’s not aim for meritocracy.

You see, this is the line mediocre people won’t cross. Just because you have bad attributes doesn’t mean you don’t have to work hard every day. You just need to compare yourself the right way, with the right people.

I know a guy from Senegal who with only 25 years old has lived in more than 5 countries. He’s dumber and poorer than me. Yet, he’s accomplished more in life than me.

Don’t be fooled by these articles. Someday you will be old, and you will think, “What have I done with my life?”. You may not have done much, but you will regret not having made an effort every day of your life. And this is the only thing that counts at the end of the journey.

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