I was going to say, the rich get richer. Which is probably true for the rich. Then I was going to say, the strong get stronger. But I don't feel like that either.
So I'll say, the stable get stable-er.
How many people truly pull themselves up by the bootstraps? I'm sure it happens, but it must be really rare. And even when it happens, there had to be some influential person or event that set them on the right path.
Mostly I think it's a matter of luck, and birth, and generational timing.
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