An excerpt from The Book Of Bobby Maximus (Verse 1, Chapter 10): 

We live in a society where we revel in the failures of others. 

Take a look at the magazines and the tabloids at the grocery store that celebrate other’s hardships. 

We live in a society where people gossip about others and put them down for the choices they’ve made. We live in a society where people try to discourage our dreams. Don’t let any of this negativity get to you. 

Don’t let anyone get in the way of what you want to do. 

You get one life, live it how you want. Never let a person break your spirit and never let a person who gave up on their dreams talk you out of yours. 

Be proud and defiant in the pursuit of your goals and dreams. 

The only one who decides if you’re successful or not is you. 

So keep that head high and that middle finger higher and go out and do what you were meant to do.