You can't just live life thinking you deserve things. You need to EARN things. Whether it's earning a nice pair of shoes, a car, or even someone's love, the best part about winning the prize isn't even the prize...it's the journey of how you got there. The wisdom you gain from working hard is the key ingredient that will take you far in life. And never give anyone the power to make you feel bad about anything you worked hard for.
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