We live in an interesting world, and interesting times, for sure. Of course, this is the world we live in today, and one that may be interesting to us. However, for those of us that did not know of another time, this is interesting stuff.
Marriage, graduation, and working are all great goals shared by many across the political spectrum. But this view scrambles together the data on good outcomes with the idea that gumption can move anyone into a higher-income cohort.
We all make mistakes on the job, and occasionally the boss steps in to correct our performance with discipline or a performance improvement plan. It's how you recover from adversity that sets you aside from the rest.