That's why I dont buy scratch offs or lotto tickets.
I've been there. I grew up poor and little in the way of material things. The idea that, no one was responsible for my success or failure but me, was drummed into me. I took it to heart and it has served me well.
i fully agree. There is nobody out there that is going to help you better than you helping yourself. As I always tell others... you have 2 choices, sink or swim.
I don't think there is a person out there who has not felt dispair at one time or another, it's not unique to anyone.