"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and, if they can't find them, make them."
-- George Bernard Shaw 1893
This quote from 1893 is as appropriate today as it was then. People are the same now as they were a hundred plus years ago--only sociey and technology have changed. In Proverbs Solomon said, There's nothing new under the sun," and isn't that the truth?