Two weeks ago I was heading off on Spring Break with my family and had the pleasure of sitting next to a very nice gentleman in his 60’s. We got to talking and because I was with my high school age daughter we go to talking about his experience in High School.
He went to an exclusive private high school and recalled the trip from his family farm to the school and being dropped off in the family’s battered old pick up truck. And as he said “this was before pick up trucks were cool.” He was a scholarship student so was always a little different from the rich kids in the school.
In spite of this start or maybe because of it, this gentleman has been very successful. He has worked very hard and has managed to build a very successful company. So successful in fact that we weren’t sitting on Southwest or Jet Blue but we were sitting on his personal G4.
The next time someone tells you that there are no opportunities in this country, think of this story and the hundreds and thousands like it. Is this a great country or what?