There has been a lot of talk lately about the haves and have-nots. This is most commonly spoken in terms of the 1% having most of everything and the 99% fighting for what is left. I personally believe that there is a different side to this argument and it became really clear when I saw the following quote:
"There are two kinds of people in this world. The ninety-nines and the ones. The Ninety-Nines...that’s what I call 'em. Ninety-nine out of a hundred people can't fathom what I do. They scratch their heads, can't believe my dedication to this great sport. Many don't even think this a sport or that I have a life. Never let others define your 'life' for you. This is what I have chosen. This is the road I've taken, with all the potholes, bumps, and turns. The Ninety-nines, they can't commit 100% to being their best, to step up one day and stand tall among the giants."
We look at the people that put hours and hours in to working out and taking care of their bodies and we are jealous. We are jealous that they have something that we all want, but that few of us have the dedication and drive to obtain. Lets be real. We all could have great bodies if we were willing to put the work in to exercise and to sacrifice when it come time to having desert. Where we rank in the 1% or 99% or the have or have nots is no different. I do not kid myself and think that I stand tall among giants, but I get it. I am dedicated and willing to do WHATEVER it takes to have a better life for myself and my family. And yet, I realize that there are people who are more driven and willing to sacrifice even more than I am to succeed and get ahead. Telling someone to give me something I didn't earn makes no more sense than telling someone they need to eat a box of donuts because their six pack makes me feel bad.