Chapter 1. SINK OR SWIM

 

"No matter what your age, you are responsible for your own actions, irrespective of the actions or inactions of anybody else. If you are past the age of legal reason, you and only you are accountable for what you do or what you don't do."

 
 --JERRY SPRINGER, TALK SHOW HOST AND FORMER MAYOR OF CINCINNATI

Jerry Springer, eh? And you thought this book would contain quotes from loads of famous dead people. Well, in my view his words are really relevant to this book and, more importantly, to you.

It is often said that there are three types of people in the world:

  • those who make things happen

  • those who watch what happened

  • and those who say "What happened?"

I am continually amazed and fascinated by the number of people who either consciously ...

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