Life is what you make of it. You are dealt a pack of cards, your DNA is fixed by your mother and your father; you maybe siblings but you may get different parts and parcels of the DNA. Your job is to make the best of the cards that had been handed out to you – what can you do well; what you cannot do well and what you are worst at.
When you ask me to make my living as a artist, I will starve because I just can’t draw. It wasn’t in my father or my mother or my great grandfather and great grandmother’s [genes]. But if you asked me to do an analytical question, or to argue a point out, I get by. That was the cards that I was handed out and I make use of them. Don’t try to do something that you were not favored by nature to do.
Lee Kuan Yew’ speech at Shell’s 120th anniversary celebrations in 2011
~Lee Kuan Yew, was the first Prime Minister of Singapore, governing for more than three decades from 1959 to 1990.
Excellence Reporter 2015