On the basketball court of life there are winners and losers. We are not all guaranteed an equal result for what we do and the sooner Americans are reminded of that and remember it the better off we will all be. We waste a lot of time trying to reach results which just are contrary to the facts of life and if we held ourselves accountable for what we do we would be much better off.
Just like two basketball teams start off at the beginning of the game on equal footing with a score of 0-0, the obligation of a just society is to provide each of us an opportunity to start off from the same general point. Even then, just like basketball teams, there are differences. Some teams have better players and bigger programs with more financial backing, but they still have to play the game from a start point where no one is in the lead. And the final outcome is something that will never be equal for all, no matter what government does through its fatal attempt to find equal outcomes.
God gave us life and with it the opportunity to be the best we can be. Notice I don't say so that everyone can end up equal. The very differences we have, both the pluses and the minuses, are what make life interesting and what requires us to have the personal determination to do the best we have with what we've got. And it also means that we all have special talents, each different, which we must work hard to both identify and then to take the most advantage of. Stop the madness of thinking that we should all end up the same way; the laws of nature which come from God guarantee no such thing. And the joy we find by truly trying our best to do our best would be sorely missed if we took the easy road out and all become mediocre.
Look for your strengths and identify them, ask God to help you be your best, and you'll be surprised at how well it can turn out. And no government anywhere can do that for you. Be thankful for what you've got and use it well for it is truly a blessing. You have to do the rest. It's what gives you character.