In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”
What did he mean by that? Of all the people in the world, I’ve had the most advantages? Or, if you add up all the advantages everyone else has had, they still wouldn’t equal my advantages? Or, not all the people—less than 100% of them—have had the advantages I’ve had?
I’ve been turning this over in my mind ever since, which is probably why I never got out of the house, never met anyone interesting, and don’t have a story to tell.
– Brian Hurley