my little sister told my mum the other day (shes about 11) that she thought that i could be prime minister if i want to and you know what i acutally think i can - that is if i want to (which i btw dont...;))
what i try to convey is that we have been brought up to believe that we can do whatever we put our minds into she finds herself at a stage in life where she wants to be an actor(...) (hmm i sound so patronizing:P)
what do i base my naivity on? born in norway = lucky in many ways rich country, peaceful, good public education... we have available every mean to get where we want
norway being an egalitarian country as it is with limited importance of network climbing is not very difficult either merits are supposed to be more important than knowing the right people (may be debatable...) so to make whatever we want to do, happen, should not be too difficult
so what it all comes down to is the dependent factor the x-factor you, yourself
well thats some pressure for ya!! no reason for you not becoming prime minister now is it... ;)
i find being ambitious, stubborn and dedicated the qualities which has the most to say in how far you can reach apart from your own wishes that is what drives you..
in my case at least im not overly intelligent - i would say about average but being ambitious and dedicated takes me those extra miles where my iq doesnt do the work
i dont believe in good girls go to heaven and bad girls go as far as they like
good girls get everything (that said, i need to add good not meaning "typical" female qualities such as self sacrifice and such, but being nice, hard working and dedicated)
i know both for me and S in that im confident that we will be able to do whatever(within reasonable limits) we put our minds into time will show what that is going to be...
i say as nike "DO IT" no excuse follow your dream (haha cliche delux)