Originally Posted by snehaha
This is true. I guess I phrased my question incorrectly.
Do you think that some people are born with better cards in the grand scheme of things?
Certainly. Many people are born into super rich families, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they will accomplish anything. Many kids of rich people end up being the most irresponsible bags of ♥♥♥♥♥ out there, and many kids who come from low income families end up being very successful. Granted, the odds are against them but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Judge Joe Brown came from the ghetto, and Lindsay Lohan came from a financially secure family. Look at them now. LOL One is highly successful and the other is a booze hound with a 10 mile long rap sheet.
As far as having a good family goes, it certainly does help but I know people who came from very abusive parents who ended up being awesome parents and great people. A big part of the equation is one's inner strength and moral compass.