As much as I would love to erase my past and tell people I had a normal life with a normal childhood… I can’t. Unfortunately our stories contribute to the way we are. Our personalities, attributes, lessons, minds, bodies, methods, etc. all come from what has happened in our lives. Some handle the past well. Taking it by the horns and pushing back with full force. Others know that it should make you stronger but can’t figure out how to take control of themselves and their lives. Then finally there are the ones that use it as an excuse… “my father went to jail for selling drugs so I did too” excuse. You choose to be what you want. You don’t have to follow in anyone’s foot steps. God gave us free will… not free will until it comes to genes.
Work hard for what you want and what you believe. That’s the only way to get ahead in life.