It is a struggle, a race from the beginning of birth to death. We swim a race to be born and find ourselves in the rat race for social distinction. Life is difficult, life is unfair - admit it, accept it. This has nothing to do with outstripping others, believing which can only be good. The doubters will only thwart their efforts. We are all in the same boat I like to think. Either we exert ourselves to move forward, or we would sink in deep water. Life truly works in its strange way: we learn from failures, we fall sick to become stronger.
But before I re-join the rank, let me first fill my stomach....heehee