Whether it’s because of your own shortcomings and flaws, or because of rotten luck and uncontrollable circumstances. A good number of you pursuers of happiness, dream chasers, social climbers, and ambitious risk takers, will fail.
You really don’t have full control of what you end up with. No matter how much you think you “got this.” You don’t. Whole empires have fallen after thousands of prosperous years where they “had it.” What makes you so certain that you have a better chance?
You may fall.
This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. By all means, chase your dreams, pursue your happiness, climb whatever ladder you wish to climb, and take your risks.
But don’t look down on the less successful. Don’t look down on the failures. Don’t be so full of yourself.
Because you never know when you’ll find yourself in their shoes.
Anyway, In the end, in the VERY end, when you’re six feet in the ground you’ll be no different.