They quickly realized that they came from nearly identical backgrounds.
Neither of these young men possessed any particularly special talent,
And neither were born into any particular advantage…
Both were of middle class stock,
With no connections or advantages to tip the scales in their favor.
Quickly recognizing how much alike they were, they struck up a friendship.
They talked about their hopes, dreams, and goals,
And all of the big plans they had for the future.
Almost everyone can relate to the naive optimism of youth…
That feeling that you will take on the world and become unstoppable.
Before the harsh reality of the work world grinds your optimism into the dirt.
(It’s easy to be on top of the world at 21… but in your 40s, that’s a different story!)
But anyway, back to the conference…